Researchers no longer need the time and skill required to prepare tissue-specific RNA if they want to study developmental gene expression. Quantum Biotechnologies of Montreal has recently launched two new products under the Embryonics trademark that address the molecular needs of developmental biologists.

EmbryoRNA is a series of kits (called panels) of murine total RNA prepared from different tissues at different gestational stages. For example, the embryogenesis panel, designed to assess the earliest developmental stage at which a gene is expressed, includes eight RNA samples prepared from whole embryos each day from gestational day 9.5 through 16.5. The organs panel contains eight tissue-specific RNAs isolated from brain, gonads, heart, intestine, kidney, liver, lung, and skin. Other available panels include glands, heart/blood, muscle biology, and neural tissue. RNA from select organs at specific developmental stages can also be purchased separately.

EmbryoRNA allows researchers to quickly assess the developmental expression patterns...

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