Release of the Poly(A) RNA Selection kit by Lexogen

Life Sciences
Life Sciences

Vienna, Austria – November 30, 2015 – The Poly(A) RNA Selection kit was very recently added to Lexogen’s product portfolio as an independent product. It used to be a part of the SENSE mRNA-Seq library prep kit. If you have used the SENSE kit before, you might realize how successfull SENSE is at getting rid of all other unnecessary RNA molecules — leaving higher than 98% of sequences to be from protein-coding genes. 

From the development of the SENSE mRNA-Seq library prep kit, Lexogen realized that stringent Poly(A) selection was one of the most important steps in mRNA-Seq, and they conducted a very thorough investigation for finding the best beads, JSR Life Sciences’ Magnosphere™ MS150/Oligo-dT, in combination with the most ideal buffer composition, which they made available exclusively for the SENSE mRNA-Seq Library Prep Kit. However, Lexogen had numerous inquiries from many researchers who wondered if they could purchase this Poly(A) RNA selection module in addition to SENSE, which made them decide to make it available as an independent kit that can be used for other applications as well.

More information about this product can be found here.

About Lexogen

Lexogen is a biotech compnay with unique proprietary expression profiling technologies that enable analysis of the complete transcriptome as well as individual full length RNAs of interest.Lexogen was founded in 2007 with the support of both private capital and public funds. Lexogen is supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, the Austria Wirtschaftsservice AWS, INiTS and the Wirtschaftsagentur Wien.
Lexogen is based in Vienna, Austria, and has a subsidiary in New Hampshire, USA.
For more information, please consult Lexogen's website at

About JSR Life Sciences

JSR Life Sciences is a global, Japan-based company built on more than 50 years of polymer expertise and began research in the life sciences more than 30 years ago. Using a variety of integrated, leading-edge technologies, JSR Life Sciences provides materials that contribute to the manufacturing process of biopharmaceuticals, life science research applications, in vitro diagnostics and medical devices. JSR is continually developing highly functional materials and products to meet the current and future needs of the growing biotechnology industry. JSR Life Sciences is part of the JSR Group, a $5B materials technology organization.