Product News: Catalogued Stellaris™ RNA FISH Assays Launched

19 Jun 2012

Biosearch Technologies, Inc. (Biosearch), a leading supplier of sophisticated oligonucleotide components to the rapidly growing molecular diagnostics industry, today announced that the company has launched catalogued assays for Stellaris™ RNA FISH. These assays fall into three groups – well characterized RNA targets (“foundation genes”) suitable for use as positive controls, oncogenes, and key mRNAs in the hypusine pathway. Scientists can use these products to pursue research using RNA FISH and combine them into multiplexed assays with probes targeting other RNA transcripts or even protein targets. For example, immunofluorescence (IF) techniques may be readily combined with Stellaris RNA FISH.

Biosearch has exclusive rights to a fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) technology for detection of single molecules of RNA. Biosearch owns the exclusive rights to manufacture, catalogue and sell RNA FISH probes, assays and kits into the Research, Applied Markets and in vitro diagnostics (IVD) fields under the UMDNJ technologies and patent applications, and currently makes these products available as Stellaris RNA FISH probes.

The launch of catalogued Stellaris products will significantly improve ease of use for the Stellaris technology by providing convenient positive controls, and reducing uncertainty associated with designing an untested probe set against a new RNA target. Cancer research may benefit from the assays designed against prevalent oncogenes, and upcoming additions of cancer related RNA targets. The team at Biosearch also plans to provide the same advantages in the future to developmental biology, neuroscience, and other specialties.