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Genomic Solutions Releases cDNA Mouse and Rat Microarrays

NEW YORK, March 13 - Genomic Solutions has released its first version of GeneMap mouse and rat clone microarrays, the company said Tuesday. 

With the help of Invitrogen's cDNA library, Genomic Solutions developed a mouse cDNA microarray with 992 genes and a rat cDNA microarray with 1,536 genes. 

Typically, cDNA microarrays are thought to be less reliable and less flexible than arrays constructed of oligonucleotides. In a statement, however, Genomic Solutions claims to have verified the sequence of each gene, and that the company will release oligonucleotide-based mouse and rat microarrays "in the near future."

"The introduction of the GeneMAP mouse and rat clone microarrays expands our product line into an under-served market and provides researchers interested in these species rapid access to microarray technology while eliminating the time and expense of library management," Shannon Richey, vice president of the genomic business unit at Genomic Solutions.  
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