By Elizabeth Tolchin
Qbiogene has introduced three new kits for purifying mRNA directly from cells, tissues, or total RNA. Formulated to achieve high yields, the kits incorporate a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) molecular probe that has an extremely high binding affinity for mRNA.
Array-Ready Oligo Set for the Xenopus tropicalis genome contains 10,898 70mer probes representing Xenopus transcripts, and provides a valuable tool for microarray analysis of Xenopus gene expression.
GeneMarker is an analytical tool for both AFLP and genotyping applications such as fragment and microsatellite analysis. The program features automated stutter peak and saturation correction, two of the most common genotyping difficulties.
SURVEYOR Check-It Kit (Transgenomic, Inc.) for clone sequence analyzes cloned DNA to detect
UltraClean Plant DNA Isolation Kit isolates DNA from plant cells and tissues in less than 35 minutes. The kit removes polysaccharide and phenolic inhibitors of PCR yielding DNA greater than 50 kb in length. Purified DNA is ready for immediate use.
The pSKAN Phagemid Display System for high-throughput screening of protein-protein interactions as well as for selection and production of novel proteins with specific binding properties and 3-D structure-based protein design.
MRC geneservice's (MRCg) Whole Genome Amplification service provides amplification of small quantities of DNA to provide sufficient quantities for larger scale and multiple projects.
The Ovation RNA Amplification System (NuGEN Technologies, Inc.), enables analysis of small samples for gene expression experiments, especially those based on real-time quantitative PCR (QPCR).
Affymetrix, Inc. and ParAllele BioScience offer early technology access to ParAllele's MegAllele genotyping reagents for use with Affymetrix GeneChip arrays, enabling researchers to perform large-scale gnotyping in their own labs with their own panels of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).
Eppendorf CombiSlide and PCR plate adapters provide maximum support during centrifugation in Eppendorf microplate rotors for multipurpose centrifuges 5804, 5804 R, 5810 and 5810 R. The CombiSlide glass slide/microarray adapter holds a maximum of 12 microscope slides per bucket.
NucleoSpin Extract II Kit is suitable for both gel extraction as well as PCR purification. The procedure is simple. The spin column binds DNA to a silica membrane in the presence of chaotropic salt.
Rapid Homogenization Kit, for extraction of DNA from plant leaf tissue, enables investigators to quickly and inexpensively process a sample yielding a solution containing DNA, ready to be amplified using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).