Partek and Life Technologies Partner to Speed Genetic Analysis Validation
Product News Mar 27, 2012
Partek’s suite of software aids scientists in their analysis of their next generation sequencing and microarray data with powerful statistics and visualization tools. Real-time PCR for validation and further functional characterizations is widely used downstream of these genomic experiments. TaqMan® probe–based chemistry is considered the gold standard for real time PCR. By adding a seamless connection from any of Partek’s software lists of genes or regions of interest to the relevant TaqMan assays associated with those genes––users have the convenience of a relevant list of appropriate TaqMan assays, but more importantly they have increased accuracy by avoiding the manual, time consuming research required to choose the correct TaqMan assay. This direct interface is available for any list of genes or regions for any application including RNA-seq, transcriptome, miRNA, SNP genotyping, and copy number analysis. “We’re pleased to work together with our partner Life Technologies to combine two very widely used features by our common customers, saving them valuable time so they can focus on research instead of technical details,” said Tom Downey, President of Partek.
Life Technologies has developed the most comprehensive set of real-time PCR assays available, with over 8 million predesigned assays covering 23 species for gene expression, microRNA, noncoding RNA, protein analysis, mutation detection, copy number variation, and SNP genotyping. ”The field of genetic analysis and next generation sequencing is moving at a fast pace and we are excited to offer researchers an integrated solution to help them advance their research,” said Larry Milocco, Life Technologies.