This is indeed a good piece of advice, offered by Merck Millipore in their leaflet entitled “It’s what’s on the inside that matters. Detect internal biomarkers in live cells.”
Those three studies are not independent investigations:
Seftor et al
Lahm et al
Steve McClellan’s Nature Webinar is not a peer reviewed publication but a “webcast” for which the sponsor, no other than, well, Merck Millipore, retains full responsibility:
It would be nice to hear from other scientists who have bought and used the SmartFlares, especially since our results, and EMD Millipore’s own research (see Leonid Schneider’s investigation) suggest that they do not detect mRNA levels inside cell .