Exiqon Releases New 6th Generation microRNA Array with the Broadest and Most Updated Coverage of miRBase on the Market
Product News Dec 07, 2010
The new microRNA arrays have 2361 unique capture probes covering all mature human (1223), mouse (1055), rat (680) and related viral (human 146, mouse 57) microRNA sequences as annotated in miRBase v16.0. This is an increase of 500 microRNA capture probes compared with the 5th generation microRNA Array. The array also contains capture probes for 66 proprietary miRPlus™ microRNAs.
“With the new and updated array we strengthen our position as the leading provider of microRNA products”, said Vice President Sales & Marketing Henrik M. Pfundheller and added: “Our 6th generation microRNA array offers by far the broadest and most updated coverage of miRBase 16 on the market with capture probes for more than 25% additional human microRNA compared to our competitors”.
The miRCURY LNA™ microRNA Array, 6th gen - hsa, mmu & rno microarray, is the most sensitive microRNA array available today with required sample input of as little as 30 ng of total RNA. It is possible to detect down to 10 copies of microRNAs from a biological sample.
Exiqon also recently announced the selection of its microRNA array by a multinational company as the most sensitive and specific platform compared to a main competitor.
The 6th generation of miRCURY LNA™ microRNA Arrays are fully compatible with Exiqon's miRCURY LNA™ Universal RT microRNA PCR product line which customers use to validate expression profiles obtained by the miRCURY LNA™ microRNA Arrays.
Exiqon offers a complete range of products for the microRNA profiling using microarrays including arrays, ready-to-spot probe sets, buffers, labeling kits and software. The arrays are also accessible via Exiqon Services.