We offer a high quality service using Affymetrix GeneChip® instruments and software tools as well as customised proprietary software solutions.
We use the complete integrated Agilent Workflow Solution for sample QC, sample labelling, hybridisation, scanning and data extraction (on the Agilent DNA microarray scanner with Feature Extraction Software).
The Illumina BeadArray platform, and more recently the Illumina iScan which utilises the same BeadArray technology unique to Illumina, offers a highly reproducible, efficient and cost-effective option for expression studies. There are multiplex capabilities which is great for high throughput projects but yet still suitable for smaller sample numbers too. The Illumina platform offers an average call rate of 99.9% which helps with downstream analyses since there are less likelihood of false positives and negatives due to the higher sample call rates.
We use Illumina-recommended protocols and reagents and utilise comprehensive QCs to ensure an efficient and high quality service. Microarrays are then scanned using the Illumina BeadArray reader, and data extracted and normalised (as required) using the Illumina GenomeStudio Software
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