Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced the launch of IncRNA Workflow, a RT-qPCR workflow that is optimized for highly sensitive and specific quantification of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) for gene expression analysis. The workflow provides a streamlined, cost-effective alternative to RNA-Seq for lncRNA discovery and validation.

Quantification of lncRNAs is particularly difficult due to low expression levels seen in some developmental contexts or with certain cell types. Furthermore, lncRNA primer design requires significant time and effort as targets are often positioned in complex genomic loci and can form secondary structures. PrimePCR lncRNA assay designs were developed in collaboration with transcriptome experts at BioGazelle using a design algorithm specifically built for long noncoding RNAs.

Bio-Rad’s lncRNA Workflow solves the most pressing challenges in lncRNA discovery and validation with its workflow that includes PrimePCR lncRNA Assays, Predesigned...

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