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Corporate Capabilities : Oct 1, 2011 (Vol. 31, No. 17)

Advertorial: Gene Link

Results You Can Rely On

For nearly two decades Gene Link has been providing researchers with the finest genetic research tools. As a leading supplier of premium custom oligonucleotides, siRNA, fluorescent probes, genetic tools, and reagents, researchers turn to Gene Link products for demanding applications and consistent results.

Consistently maintaining our reputation and responsibility to supply quality products, we present our entire product line with unrivaled confidence. Our products and services are supported and ensured by our commitment to premium quality, and our constant efforts to introduce innovative products and cutting-edge technology to the worldwide research community.

Gene Link fosters customer satisfaction and loyalty by stressing personal relationships with our customers. Our dedicated and expertly trained customer service and technical support teams are motivated to serve our customers in any way possible. Routinely assisting our customers both in designing their experiments and with other technical inquiries, we stay committed and connected to those who have entrusted us with supplying the tools they need in furthering their research. Gene Link has developed, and will continue to preserve, a reputation for quality, consistency and confidence.

Gene Link was incorporated in 1993 in New York State, and is situated in Westchester County, New York. This location is ideally suited to growth, and enables strong interaction with prestigious nearby universities, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical companies in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Markets Served

Gene Link customers are universities, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and hospitals involved in research. These customers are located worldwide. Gene Link fosters customer satisfaction and loyalty by maintaining a close personal relationship with our customers, and by offering technical support for our products.

Gene Link sells directly to all customers in the United States. Gene Link has a network of over 26 distributors worldwide who resell Gene Link products.

Capabilities

Gene Link is a leading supplier of custom oligonucleotides, particularly ultramodified oligonucleotides. Such oligos may be RNA, DNA, 2'O-methyl, or chimerics. Gene Link offers all commercially available modifications, fluorescently labeled probes, and specialized probes such as Molecular Beacons, TaqMan, and FRET, as well as a wide variety of other molecular biology products such as linkers, adaptors, DNA purification, and clean-up kits.

Gene Link’s product line of gene detection systems comprises reagents and reagent systems to aid scientists in the detection of genetic disorders. Product focus currently is on triple repeat disorders. These include Fragile X, Myotonic Dystrophy, and Huntington disease.

Also available from Gene Link are kits for research purposes for genotyping Sry, X and Y, sickle cell, and cystic fibrosis. Gene Link’s research and development department is dedicated to discovering new techniques and methods leading to better quality products.

Core Competencies

Since inception, Gene Link has relied on developing a group of core competence products and consistently maintained excellence to be a hallmark of identification and establishing a niche market share. This business philosophy is particularly important for businesses that are constantly competing with multinational conglomerates.

Oligos up to 250 mer: Gene Link is the only known company that can synthesize custom DNA oligonucleotides up to 250 mer in length and RNA up to 125 mer in length. We also can synthesize such oligos with a mix of complex modifications, based on a customer’s specific requirements.

Triple Repeat Gene Detection Systems: Gene Link’s line of nonradioactive gene-detection systems are unique and all ancillary gene detection products and reagents are supplied to scientists worldwide.

SmartBase™ Modifications: Gene Link synthesizes complex oligos, siRNA, FISH probes, and molecular probes that incorporate numerous modified bases and backbone modifications designed to impart increased nuclease resistance, duplex stability, and other specified enhanced properties.

Gene Link

190 Saw Mill River Road

Hawthorne, NY 10532

Phone 1-800-Gene Link (1.800.436.3546) 914.769.1192

Website www.genelink.com

E-mail Customer Service: cust_service@genelink.com

Technical Support: support@genelink.com

Orders: orders@genelink.com

Date Founded 1993