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Oligo Product Reviews by SelectScience®

Please find the following reviews about our product portfolio independently gathered by SelectScience®.

DNA and RNA oligonucleotides (oligos) are critical raw materials for molecular technologies. Most researchers are likely to verify quality and performance prior to ordering an expensive oligo, such as grams of siRNA for preclinical RNAi studies, but what about for a simple and inexpensive PCR primer needed at the smallest synthesis scale? Probably not, but verification is just as vital since an inexpensive but bad primer can ruin an experiment or assay, wasting other expensive reagents and perhaps sample material in short supply.

Start the verification process by reading reviews from other researchers who are using the same products you need.

The following reviews on our oligo products are independently gathered by SelectScience®, an online community comprised of over 5 million scientists worldwide. Established in 1998, SelectScience® is the fastest way to impartial, expert opinion about the best Life Science techniques.

This is the microchip of molecular biology: basic primers, probes, and just about any other type of DNA oligo, plain or modified, for PCR, qPCR, isothermal amplification, NGS, and most other technologies.

Manoj Oak

Organization: Agharkar Research Institute
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"Most effective and non expensive."

Review date: 9 December 2023
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Ken Oeser

Organization: Vanderbilt University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Turnaround time is normally 2 days from ordering, and the data sheet gives microgram quantity, and how much to dissolve in for 100uM. We have ordered many dozens of oligos, and they have worked great in making many clones over the last few years. The one or two times over years an order was lost, they replaced the order quickly with no questions."

Review date: 8 April 2022
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Anetta Wronska

Organization: Columbia University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Overall Rating: 4.7

"High quality. We tried other companies a wile ago but it only made us appreciate Merck oligos more - they come fast, are pure, work well, and in addition have good-quality labels showing all necessary information"

Review date: 29 Nov 2021
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Jasmine George

Organization: Medical College of Wisconsin, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Overall Rating: 4.7

"I always preferred to order DNA and RNA oligos from Merck. They are highly effective and specific."

Review date: 25 Nov 2021
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Mercedes Vázquez

Organization: University of Nottingham
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Overall Rating: 4.3    

"I have always achieve great quality of oligos. The website is easy to use and my order arrives a few days after I submit it."

Review date: 19 Nov 2021
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Amelia Bennett

Organization: University of Bath
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"DNA oligos have been great so far and the Merck team are quick and easy to communicate with."

Review date: 28 Oct 2021
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Christy Susan Varghese

Organization: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"Completely satisfied with the qPCR results with the custom designed oligos ordered from Merck. I have ordered around 34 Oligos so far. Also the customer care services are fast and helpful :)."

Review date: 27 Oct 2021
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Simon Platt

Organization: University of Nottingham
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Good service for custom oligos. Generally very quick delivery times, even for custom sequences."

Review date: 4 Oct 2021
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Stuart Woodcock

Organization: Isomerase Therapeutics Ltd
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"Great service for custom oligonucleotides, very quick turn around time!"

Review date: 20 Sept 2021
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Reza Sadeghi

Organization: University of Helsinki
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Very effective!"

Review date: 2 Sept 2021
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Claudia Fernandes

Organization: Isogenica
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"The online platform is very easy to use and intuitive. Had very few complaints about the products received - and we have quite a good sample size to talk about. The customer service is also really good and takes a personal interest in helping you when you have any query."

Review date: 29 Jul 2021
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Nicola Brownlow

Organization: Instituto de Neurosciencias
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"I ordered various oligos for cloning and sequencing. They arrived quickly and were effective with useful product information (concentrations/GC content etc.)"

Review date: 27 Jul 2021
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Erum Hyder

Organization: University of Manchester
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.0    

"I have always been using predesigned primers for my Ph.D. project experiments and have always achieved great results as these are quite precise and effective and easy to use."

Review date: 2 Jul 2021
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Hiroyuki Sakuma

Organization: Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Research
Field: Pharmaceutical

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 3.7    

"Reasonable price, sufficient quality, and easy to use."

Review date: 29 Jun 2021
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Ellie Henderson

Organization: NHS Blood and Transplant
Field: Hospital

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"These oligos always provide us with a high level of quality DNA amplification. Easy to use and good value for money! Also, the customer services is brilliant."

Review date: 29 Jun 2021
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Shogo Ozaki

Organization: Kyushu University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.3    

"good quality, low price."

Review date: 28 Jun 2021
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Kotomi Tanida

Organization: Kao Corp
Field: Cosmetics / Toiletries

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"You have no confusion when you use this product, and you will get good results with high reproducibility."

Review date: 28 Jun 2021
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Miwa Inagaki

Organization: Hyogo College of Medicine
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.3    

"It is easy to use. It is fast delivery."

Review date: 28 Jun 2021
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Shoko Chiba

Organization: Nara Prefectural Institute of Health
Field: Reference Laboratory

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"I can order oligos easy through web, and they arrive earlier than I think. It is really helpful. Price is reasonable."

Review date: 28 Jun 2021
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Balint Szeder

Organization: University of Dundee
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Good product at a great price. Concentrations and quality are on point every time. Delivery is as fast an reliable."

Review date: 25 Jun 2021
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Marco Crisci

Organization: University College London
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"I have always had no issues with my custom DNA PCR and qPCR primers. Great quality and simple preparation. Recommend."

Review date: 16 Jun 2021
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A Rahman/PhD Student

Organization: Osaka University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Easy to order. Good quality, getting reproducible results. Very good service."

Review date: 2 Jun 2021
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A Rahman

Organization: Osaka University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Easy to order and quick delivery. Also, staffs are very friendly."

Review date: 2 Jun 2021
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Yuki Kimura

Organization: Research Institute of Environment, Agriculture, and Fisheries, Osaka Prefecture
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"good for analyzing, easy and exactly."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Hisanobu Kamio

Organization: Hiroshima University/Dental
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"quick delivery and proper quality. I always purchase custom oligos from Merck."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Daisuke Ehara

Organization: Nagasaki University/Clinical Research
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Good cost performance, quick arrival and high reliability. Need nothing else for custom DNA Oligos."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Maki Sakaguchi

Organization: Kanazawa
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"I am grateful that the experiment will proceed smoothly because the product will arrive immediately."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Sakura Kajiyama

Organization: Cyfuse Biomedical K.K.
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"It was easy to use. The shipping is fast and always helpful."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Yuto Kita

Organization: Kyoto University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7

"Each probe is a little bit expensive, but I was able to get a great result using these probes and ddPCR because it allows us to perform absolute quantification. When you design probes and primer pairs, it is better to follow Supplier's instructions. For example, I used Primer3Plus and Oligo Analyzer provided by Merck."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Futoshi Aranishi

Organization: Shimane University Institute of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 3.7    

"eDNA PCR always works good."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Yutaka Shindo

Organization: Keio University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"Reasonable price and easy to use. In particular, it is good to be able to easily order cheap and easy web orders up to 100 bp."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Junichi Hosoi

Organization: Shiseido
Field: Biopharmaceuticals

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.3    

"easy and fast to do experiments."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Claudia Fernandes

Organization: Shiseido Company, Limited
Field: Food & Beverage industry

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"Fast delivery after order. Stable quality, easy reproducibility. The technical support was generous in its guarantee, and it was quick to find the cause of the problem."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Hideki Tatsukawa

Organization: Nagoya University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Always fast delivery, high degree of purity, low cost, getting consistent results."

Review date: 31 May 2021
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Utpreksha Vaish

Organization: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"I have always ordered qPCR predesigned oligos with Merck, no matter wherever I am working. They are easy to in terms of placing orders, very cost effective and good quality."

Review date: 9 Apr 2021
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Heidi Kongshaug

Organization: University of Bergen
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"Easy to order and fast shipping."

Review date: 15 Mar 2021
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Phill North

Organization: University of Exeter
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 3.3    

"The oligos are consistantly of good quality and accurate."

Review date: 4 Feb 2021
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Hafez El Sayyed

Organization: University of Oxford
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"amazing value for money fast and reliable. my favorite oligo company."

Review date: 7 Jan 2021
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JC Verle

Organization: Porto Rico Univ
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service:
Value for money: ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 3.0    

"The products are reliable and perform as expected. However, the shipping and post-sale had lost its original quality. They have been failing in provide tracking for shipping and orders had been delivered in a different location (State!) more than once. Several contacts to customers services by phone and email had resulted unfruitful."

Review date: 13 Nov 2020
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Gary Lawson

Organization: Leeds Beckett Univ
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.3    

"Simple to order with drop-down menus, friendly customer service and a good product. couldn't have been simpler."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Fumiko Nozaki

Organization: Kumamoto University Pediatrics
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.0    

長年、使わせていただいています。 発注から納品までも早く、信頼おける商品だと思います。

Translation: I have been using it for many years. I think it is a reliable product that can be ordered and delivered quickly.

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Naoshi Shimojo

Organization: Fujita Health University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Your products is very easy to use. And the price is low, the quality is high. In addition, it arrives immediately after ordering, so you can do experiment so quickly."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Yangsong Wang

Organization: Chiba University
Field: Biopharmaceuticals

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"One shoot success."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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T KY

Organization: Kyushu University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Always fast delivery, high degree of purity."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Katsuhiro Hosokawa

Organization: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation
Field: Pharmaceuticals

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 3.0    

"It is somewhat inconvenient to order a long sequence by e-mail."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Song-Gyu Ra

Organization: Tokushima University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.0    

"Quickly arrived, low cost, and good results."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Donald Au Yeung

Organization: Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"The custom oligos (including those with biotin-tagged) are of high and stable quality. The only company I will use especially for tagged probes."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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Mitsunori Fukuda

Organization: Tohoku University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.0    

"PCRs worked very well."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
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F Mackenzie

Organization: Tohoku University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Quick delivery, very reliable primers, work well in RT-PCR, good value for money."

Review date: 12 Oct 2020
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Joel Quinn

Organization: Oxford Univ
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Orders arrive quickly and are of high quality at a great price."

Review date: 8 Oct 2020
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Mayank Shah

Organization: NMIMS
Field: N/A

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"When I order my primers, it came on time and was easy to use by dissolving in water. Top of it, it gave me the perfect result."

Review date: N/A
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Bangjun Zhou

Organization: PSI, UNL
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"Two or three days to receive the Primers. High quality!"

Review date: 29 Sept 2020
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Kevin Maskell

Organization: Bioarchitech
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 3.3    

"It was easy to place orders. List price is a bit high but nothing crazy. Communication when primer takes longer than expected is poor have to chase and get an answer several days later. But usually deliver whats promised and provide extra labels and still include a paper copy of QC, very much appreciated. No shipping charge!"

Review date: 17 February 2022
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Shigenori Murata

Organization: Mukogawa Women's University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"My lab sometimes need designed oligos for genotyping to recognize easily in the experiments with high-school students. Actually I hesitated to order a long oligo once, because I felt it might be expensive and not be enough quality. But that was a pointless concern. The long oligo by Merck worked very well and was cost effective, so we could establish a procedure to recognize a SNP genotype with normal agarose gel. Now we are preparing for a coming delivery-lecture in near future (maybe after coronavirus pandemic)."

Review date: 31 May 2021
Long Oligos

Do you intend to sell a molecular research tool, diagnostic kit, or a laboratory developed test containing oligos, especially larger milligram and gram quantities? This section is for you.

Shreekara Gopalakrishna

Organization: Karolinska Instituet
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.0    

"The service is very good. We usually receive products in 2-4 days. The website for ordering Primers/Oligonucleotides could be made more user-friendly. Especially at the step when we type in the sequences and it's time to review, it is not user-friendly. Also, tracking the orders is sometimes difficult since we don't see the list of primers/oligos within an order."

Review date: 11 May 2022
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David Negus

Organization: Source Bioscience UK Ltd
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"The oligos we order from Merck are very high in quality. The ordering system is quick and easy, the customer care support is exceptional resulting in excellent value for money. Merck have been our sole Oligo provider for the last 15 years, we are extremely happy with the service and quality of the product."

Review date: 13 Sept 2021
Custom Oligos for Commercial Use


Stephen White

Organization: Manchester Metropolitan University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"The website is easy to use. I use the pre-payment service (now MPower card) which is easy and convenient to use. The service is quick and efficient and competatively priced."

Review date: 13 Jan 2021
Custom Oligos for Commercial Use

Diksha S

Organization: Strand 
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"Great results, easy to customize with the different NGS assay. Haven't observed adapter dimers.’’

Review date:  08 Dec 2022 
Custom Oligos for Commercial Use

If you need to knock down gene expression, you need RNAi. See what your fellow interferers of genes think of our RNA oligos.

Takahiro Anzai

Organization: National Cancer Center
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"I ordered multiple siRNAs that I designed myself, but the delivery time was fast and I was able to use them without any problems."

Review date: 28 Jun 2021
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


Artem Smirnov

Organization: University of Oxford
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0

"I've been using Merck custom siRNA synthesis service for long time, very happy with the products. Good quality in big amounts at very low cost."

Review date: 11 Jun 2021
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


A Rahman/PhD Student

Organization: Osaka University
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"I have purchased more than 250 oligos from them. It is easy to order. The quality of their products are good, getting reproducible results. Overall, very good service."

Review date: 2 Jun 2021
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


Robert Marra

Organization: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Field: Agriculture

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"I've used the Oligo Techserv services numerous times over several years to help me with designing tricky dual-probe assays that can discriminate alleles that differ by a single SNP. Some of this has been trial and error, and the design team has been superb at helping perfect these assays along the way. Top-notch service!"

Review date: 11 Dec 2020
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


Jasvant Singh

Organization: CMC Hospital
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"nice PRODUCT RNA, si RNA."

Review date: 10 Dec 2020
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


Akihiro Sakata

Organization: Sumitomo Chemical
Field: CRO / CMO

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 5.0    

"I can receive RNAs of HPLC grade within a week! Also all RNAs have good quality and quantity. There were no problem for our use."

Review date: 28 Oct 2020
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


Myrto Patraskaki

Organization: Univ of Luxembourg
Field: Academia / University

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.7    

"I have used so far 4 guide rnas for 2 different target genes to generate zebrafish knock out lines with CRISPR/Cas9 technology. I am completely satisfied with the design, delivery time and quality/efficiency of all four designs."

Review date: 26 Oct 2020
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA


Nitin Kamble

Organization: The Pirbright Inst.
Field: Biotechnology

Ease of use: ★ ★ ★ ★
After sales service: ★ ★ ★ ★
Value for money: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Overall Rating: 4.3

"The siRNA designed and delivered by Merck were specific to their target with no detectable non-specific effect. Protocol for reconstitution, delivery inside cells and related positive and negative controls were available. Experimental results with these siRNA were reproducible. Merck customer support for designing the custom siRNA was quick. They are easy to use and generate high quality results."

Review date: 19 Oct 2020
Custom & Predesigned RNA, siRNA, esiRNA & miRNA

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