BioArray News Coming Change: Illumina's Six Genomes, Affy's New Markets | GenomeWeb

Change is afoot in the microarray industry. In January, Illumina entered the race for ultra-high-density microarrays when it began beta testing two BeadChip products that allow researchers to interrogate six separate samples against six whole-human-genome probes on one slide.

Separately, at a time when the research market for microarrays may be reaching saturation, Affymetrix CEO Stephen Fodor spoke in January at a financial conference about developing “consumer-type markets” for his company’s technology.

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