NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - Agilent Technologies has certified MOgene to become an microarray service provider, the companies said today -- the second company in North America to receive this kind a certification, the companies said today.
The certification validates MOgene's "ability to provide ... microarray processing and data analysis services" using Agilent microarrays, the companies said.
MOgene launched its microarray services business in March, and has offered research services using Agilent custom and catalog microarrays to researchers at universities, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and agrochemical companies.
Agilent certifies companies "once laboratory personnel complete a training program and the laboratory, as a whole, passes a rigorous set of assessments," the companies said.
To be eligible, a service laboratory "must analyze Agilent 60-mer microarrays on the complete Agilent gene expression platform" -- which comprises a microarray scanner, hybridization and labeling kits, feature extraction software, and one of the Rosetta gene expression data analysis systems.