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Qiagen, Sigma-Aldrich

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Qiagen has recently launched the miScript System, which allows for the detection and quantification of miRNA, as well as mRNA and other small RNA, using SYBR Green-based rtPCR.
 
With the system, researchers can quantify multiple miRNAs from a single cDNA synthesis reaction, Qiagen said. Both miRNA and mRNA can be quantified from the same cDNA synthesis reaction, the company added.
 

 
Sigma-Aldrich said that its Mission siRNA libraries are now incorporating Rosetta Inpharmatics’ siRNA design algorithm.
 

By designing its siRNAs using the algorithm, Sigma-Aldrich said it guarantees that two out of three siRNA duplexes per target gene will achieve knockdown efficiencies of greater than or equal to 75 percent.

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