MicroRNA (miRNA) and other small ncRNAs provide a natural gene silencing mechanism. They play a central role in controlling how the genome is regulated, and how traits are passed on or eliminated by environmental and genetic factors. We offer TaqMan® Assays and other tools specifically for miRNA and ncRNA research, from isolation through discovery, profiling, quantitation, validation, and functional analysis. Learn more about TaqMan® MicroRNA Assays and related products below.
Educational Resources for TaqMan® MicroRNA Assays
Featured TaqMan MicroRNA® Assay resources
MicroRNA analysis: From discovery to functional solutions with Life Technologies
Explore our solutions for microRNA analysis, from discovery to functional analysis. Download our microRNA resource guide and learn about innovative tools for microRNA research.
Which TaqMan® microRNA or noncoding RNA assay/array is right for you?
TaqMan® MicroRNA Assays are available in these formats:
- Single tubes are a convenient all-in-one tube format for quantitative microRNA and noncoding RNA (ncRNA) studies
- 384-well microfluidic cards are ideal for profiling studies of miRNA only on our ViiA™ 7 and 7900HT Fast Real-Time PCR Systems
- OpenArray® plates are for use with the OpenArray® Real-Time PCR System to meet high-throughput profiling demands
Choose your TaqMan® Assay/Array based on your research needs:
|What assay format do you want?||What type of research are you doing?||Use this TaqMan® Assay/Array|
|Single tube||Target microRNA analysis|
|Pri-miRNA (human/rodent) analysis|
|Long noncoding RNA (human/rodent) analysis|
|Any of the above, requiring custom-designed assays|
|384-well microfluidic card||Comprehensive coverage of most relevant microRNA (miRBase v20) using limited samples or material (human/rodent)||TaqMan® Array MicroRNA Cards|
|Profiling selected microRNAs (using predesigned assays)||Custom TaqMan® Array MicroRNA Cards|
|OpenArray® plate||Large-scale profiling (human/rodent)||TaqMan® OpenArray® MicroRNA Panels|
TaqMan® MicroRNA Assays featured videos
Dr. Leendert H. J. Looijenga of the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands discusses his research focused on DNA, mRNA, miRNA, and protein levels to identify the earliest changes in the development of cancer. Learn how Dr. Looijenga uses Life Technologies™ products to detect target miRNA in body fluids.