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The agreement covers Agilent's Mx3005P qPCR system and Brilliant qPCR reagents and IDT's PrimeTime qPCR assays.

Exiqon said the deal allows it to sell a fully compatible and comprehensive miRNA qPRC data-analysis solution.

The companies will incorporate a version of MultiD's GenEx qPCR analysis software into Exiqon's MiRcury Locked Nucleic Acid Universal RT microRNA PCR system.

A specifically adapted version of MultiD's GenEx qPCR analysis software will be incorporated into Exiqon's new microRNA qPCR platform under terms of the deal.

Researchers from the University Health Network in Toronto, the Mayo Clinic, Ohio State University, and University of Miami School of Medicine are among the early-access customers who have been using the product ahead of its commercial launch this week.

Although Roche said that it signed an agreement with Ghent University in general, the instrument will primarily be used in the laboratory of Jo Vandesompele, one of the pre-eminent researchers in the qPCR field.

The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities' Nucleic Acid Research Group this week presented the results of a 2009-2010 study that assessed the impact of various priming strategies on generating cDNA for use with quantitative PCR.

The National Cancer Institute and international stem-cell research consortium ESTools have purchased site-wide licenses to Integromics' RealTime StatMiner. Meantime, qPCR support and services organization TATAA Biocenter will distribute and provide training for the software.

The acquisition may also provide Thermo Fisher with a foothold in the rapidly growing PCR-based molecular diagnostics market, according to a company official.

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A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.

Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.

The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.

In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.