Qiagen has recently introduced the FastLane Cell cDNA kit.
According to the company, the kit allows for the preparation of cDNA without RNA purification for use in RT-PCR. "The kit is ideal for experiments which require a snapshot of individual transcript levels, such as validation of siRNA-mediated gene knockdown," Qiagen said.
Additional details about the kit can be found at http://www1.qiagen.com/Products/Pcr/QuantitativePCR/FastLaneCellcDNAKit.aspx.
Qiagen has also recently launched the QuantiTect reverse transcription kit.
This kit provides a procedure for efficient reverse transcription and effective genomic DNA removal, the company said. The kit is dedicated for use in real-time, two-step RT-PCR, and provides high cDNA yields for sensitive quantification of even low-abundance transcripts.
Details about this kit can be found at http://www1.qiagen.com/products/pcr/QuantiTectPcrSystems/QuantiTectRevTranscriptionKit.aspx