Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 – Taking advantage of its flexible µParaflo® Chip Technology, Houston based LC Sciences today announced immediate availability of probe content from miRBase 17 for their microRNA (miRNA) microarray customers. This announcement comes just a few days after the announcement of the update to version 17 at miRBase.org.
The public miRBase sequence database serves as the primary probe content for many commercially available miRNA profiling microarrays. However, the continued updating of the database can be problematic for researchers using pre-made microarrays as the probe content of the arrays immediately goes out of date whenever a new miRBase version is released. Especially, in a rapidly evolving field as miRNA research it is important to scientists to have the most complete picture of miRNAs expressed in their experimental samples.