Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Qiagen s QIAamp Media MDx Kit and BioRobot MDx Workstation and Ambion s Amino Allyl MessageAmp II

Premium

Qiagen has recently introduced the QIAamp Media MDx kit.

According to the company, the kit allows for the automatic purification of nucleic acids from liquid media using its BioRobot MDx workstation.


Ambion has launched the Amino Allyl MessageAmp II line of aRNA amplification kits.

According to the company, the kits are an upgrade on its Amino Allyl MessageAmp kit, which integrated amino allyl incorporation and aRNA amplification. The new kit features the inclusion of Cy dyes, said Ambion, and allows for either 20 single-round amplifications or 10 two-round amplifications.

Additionally, the new kits offer greater sensitivity over the older ones due to higher yields of full-length cDNA, said Ambion.

Additional details on the kits can be found at http://www.ambion.com/catalog/CatNum.php?1821.

The Scan

Myotonic Dystrophy Repeat Detected in Family Genome Sequencing Analysis

While sequencing individuals from a multi-generation family, researchers identified a myotonic dystrophy type 2-related short tandem repeat in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

TB Resistance Insights Gleaned From Genome Sequence, Antimicrobial Response Assays

Researchers in PLOS Biology explore M. tuberculosis resistance with a combination of sequencing and assays looking at the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 13 drugs.

Mendelian Disease Genes Prioritized Using Tissue-Specific Expression Clues

Mendelian gene candidates could be flagged for further functional analyses based on tissue-specific transcriptome and proteome profiles, a new Journal of Human Genetics paper says.

Single-Cell Sequencing Points to Embryo Mosaicism

Mosaicism may affect preimplantation genetic tests for aneuploidy, a single-cell sequencing-based analysis of almost three dozen embryos in PLOS Genetics finds.