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New Sigma Advanced Genetic Engineering Labs Offers Research Community Unique Rodent Models Developed Using Exclusive Gene-Editing Technology
Date:8/21/2009

of research time and save millions of lives," said Dr. Dave Smoller, President, Sigma Research Biotechnology.

For over a quarter century researchers have been trying to generate Knockout rats that closely mimic human diseases, a breakthrough now possible due to the gene-editing capabilities of ZFN technology, which is significant, as rats are highly characterized animals and physiologically similar to humans. Because their larger size makes them superior to mice in biological research applications, rats are ideal subjects for research into human diseases.

Sigma-Aldrich is the premiere resource for commercial zinc finger nucleases and markets its CompoZr ZFN products and services based on an exclusive partnership with Sangamo BioSciences. For more information on SAGE Labs or our gene-editing technologies, visit www.sigma.com/sagelabs.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Its chemical and biochemical products and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing. The Company has customers in life science companies, university and government institutions, hospitals, and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use its products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 38 countries and has 7,800 employees providing excellent service worldwide. Sigma-Aldrich is committed to Accelerating Customer Success through Innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its award-winning Web site at http://www.sigma
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