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Exiqon Announces 2012 Grant Program for MicroRNA Research

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“We are proud to offer our continued support to microRNA researchers around the world. With our grant program we give customers access to our world leading products and services and new groundbreaking discoveries regarding the role of microRNAs in developmental and pathological pathways”, said Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, Dr. Henrik Pfundheller.

The Exiqon Grant Program has been established with an internal seed funding of $40,000 / €30,000 from which awards will be given to researchers to drive projects enhancing the understanding of how microRNA expression and function relates to normal cellular development, and/or disease-related cellular pathways.

Recipients may use Exiqon Grant Program awards for the purchase of any Exiqon microRNA product or service. Exiqon offers a complete product line for microRNA investigation, including products for RNA isolation, microRNA profiling (Microarray and qPCR), microRNA detection (qPCR, Northern blotting, in situ hybridization), and microRNA Functional studies (Inhibitors, target site blockers). Exiqon also offers microRNA profiling services for both microarray and qPCR analysis, complete with full sample QC and customized data analysis and reporting.

Researchers are invited to submit an abstract, describing their research area, project goals, and proposed workflow (including products or services needed) no later than Tuesday, 31st January 2012. Award conveyance through the Exiqon Grant Program does not influence, and is not influenced by, any other existing or potential sources of project funding.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the Grant Program webpage, http://www.exiqon.com/grants. Grant recipients will be announced no later than 15th February 2012.