1 min readApplied Biosystems Completes Acquisition of the Research Products Division of Ambion

Applied Biosystems Group, an Applera Corporation business, has reported that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Research Products Division of Ambion, a provider of innovative products for the study and analysis of ribonucleic acid (RNA), the central molecule used in gene expression and regulation.

Applied Biosystems Group, an Applera Corporation business, has reported that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Research Products Division of Ambion, a provider of innovative products for the study and analysis of ribonucleic acid (RNA), the central molecule used in gene expression and regulation.

"We are excited about the many opportunities for sales growth and new products that we anticipate as a result of this strategic acquisition,” said Catherine M. Burzik, president of Applied Biosystems. “We welcome Ambion’s employees and anticipate a smooth integration of product lines and personnel as we accelerate the delivery of more complete workflow solutions to our global customer base."

According to the report, the research and development, manufacturing, and other operations of Ambion’s Research Products Division will continue to be based in Austin, Texas and its approximately 300 employees will be integrated into the Applied Biosystems’ global workforce of approximately 4,000 employees.

Founded in 1989, Ambion develops and supplies products for stabilising, synthesising, isolating, detecting, amplifying and quantifying RNA (ribonucleic acid). Many of these products have emerged as important tools in serving the growing needs of the ongoing genomics revolution. Recent Ambion product introductions include reagents associated with microRNA (miRNA) and RNA interference (RNAi).

The report further outlined that, with the use of Ambion products such as siRNA (small interfering RNA) reagents, scientists for the first time can easily reduce the expression of a particular gene in mammalian cell systems, in some instances by 90% or more, to analyse the effect that gene has on cellular function.

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