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October 22, 2008

Asuragen Selects NuGEN Ovation® Systems for RNA Amplification and Target Preparation

  • Asuragen has added the NuGEN Ovation® Systems to its menu of gene-expression profiling services and as another component of the ENCOMPASS™ Services for FFPE portfolio. The pharmacogenomic services division of Asuragen will initially offer NuGEN RNA amplification and target-preparation services for FFPE tissue and whole blood samples on the Affymetrix GeneChip® platform.

    The ENCOMPASS Services will employ the NuGEN WT-Ovation FFPE Solution with Affymetrix GeneChip microarrays to provide researchers access to significant biological information locked in precious archived samples.
    NuGEN reports that these RNA amplification and labeling products enable life scientists to conduct sensitive, robust, global gene-expression profiling and novel signature discovery. They are designed for use with a range of sample types including FFPE tissues, whole blood, tissue biopsies, laser-captured micro-dissected cells, sorted cells, and others.