Qiagen has recently introduced QuantiTect endogenous control assays, which are primer-probe sets for specific control genes, according to the company.
The assays use a QuantiProbe labeled with Yakima Yellow dye and are used in real-time, duplex PCR with a second QuantiTect Assay for a chosen target gene, said Qiagen. The target gene assay uses a QuantiProbe labeled with FAM dye and can be a functionally validated QuantiTect gene expression assay or a user-designed QuantiTect custom assay.
Additional details about the assays can be found at http://www1.qiagen.com/Products/Pcr/QuantiTect/EndogenousControlAssays.aspx.
Qiagen has also introduced the QuantiTect Multiplex PCR kit, used for the real-time, multiplex PCR of cDNA or genomic DNA targets using sequence-specific probes.
Additional information on the kit can be found at http://www1.qiagen.com/products/pcr/quantitectpcrsystems/quantitectmultiplexpcrkit.aspx.