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 offer services using the Illumina BeadStation/iScan using Goldengate, iSelect, Infinium II and Infinium HD assays.
In the heart of the BeadArray technology is the use of 3μM beads that randomly assemble in either a fibre optic bundle substrate or a silica slide substrate. These two substrates form the basis of the two different array formats available: the 96-sample array matrix format based on fibre optic bundle and the BeadChip format based on the silica slide. Each bead contains a large number of a specific oligonucleotide and a 23 base address code. The randomly assembled beads are then decoded through a series of sequential hybridisation processes.
Illumina assay technologies for SNP genotyping include the GoldenGate, iSelect, Infinium II and Infinium HD assays.
Our Bioinformatics scientists provide a complete analysis package that can also be customised to your specific research needs using:
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