NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clontech Laboratories and Rubicon Genomics today announced a partnership to integrate each other's technology for RNA sample preparation for next-generation sequencing applications.

The Smarter Universal Low Input RNA Library Prep Kit combines Rubicon's ThruPlex technology with Clontech's Smarter Universal Low Input RNA Kit for Sequencing to provide a method for generating libraries for transcriptome analysis from very low amounts of total RNA, including compromised or non-PolyA RNA samples.

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