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Qiagen s Human Library siRNA Sets and Custom siRNA Sets, Novartis, and System Biosciences GeneNet


Qiagen said that it has launched a series of off-the-shelf human library siRNA sets, which cover a broad gene family selection including kinases, GPCRs, apoptosis-related genes, and oncogenes.

All siRNAs were designed using the algorithms Qiagen licensed from Novartis.

Qiagen also said that it has introduced custom siRNA sets, which are made using the Novartis algorithm after customers provide their genes of interest.

System Biosciences said this week that it has launched its first two GeneNet siRNA expression libraries (see RNAi News 4/23/2004).

The libraries are made using the company’s pFIV lentiviral siRNA expression vectors. They contain 7,500 and 43,800 siRNA template sequences that target 1,500 and 8,500 human genes, respectively, said SBI.

Details about the libraries, including ordering information, can be found at

The Scan

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Not Yet

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