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Harvard Med School Purchases Array Sample-Prep System from Beckman Coulter

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (GenomeWeb News) - The Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics has purchased an automated microarray sample-preparation system from Beckman Coulter as part of a collaborative development effort, Beckman announced yesterday.


Under terms of the agreement, the two organizations will work closely together to "evaluate and refine" application methods on an automated platform based on Beckman's Biomek FX laboratory automation workstation, the company said.


The modified system will be used to prepare target RNA for genotyping on Affymetrix chips.


"The addition of this system will allow our expression profiling facility to accommodate larger scope microarray analysis projects for gene expression and mapping arrays," said Vance Morgan, director of laboratory operations for HPCGG.


Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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