MRC stands for Microbiology Research Centre.
MRC Holland is a follow-up of Microbiology Research Centre Holland, founded in 1985 by Dr. Jan Schouten. Originally the main products produced by MRC Holland were restriction endonucleases–purified from a wide range of bacteria and blue green algae–and DNA molecular weight markers. These products were sold in bulk amounts to distributing companies worldwide until 2000.
In 1997, MRC Holland started focusing on developing new techniques for DNA analysis including Multiplex Ligation-dependent Probe Amplification, or MLPA®. The MLPA technology was first described in Nucleic Acids Research 30, e57 (2002) by Schouten et al. Hundreds of MLPA probe sets have now been developed for a wide variety of genes and applications, including many rare applications.
At present, all activities of MRC Holland are directed to the production of new MLPA-based products and the development of novel MLPA-based techniques.
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