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Oxford Gene Technology Appointed Agilent Certified Service Provider

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies has appointed Oxford Gene Technology as a certified service provider for its microarray products in Europe, the firms announced today.
 
Oxford, UK-based OGT said it gained certification after completing "several successful projects," such as transcription profiling of sequenced microorganisms and array-based comparative genomic hybridization experiments.
 
In early 2007, the firms inked an agreement that gave OGT access to Agilent’s microarray platform and made Agilent an OEM supplier of OGT-designed microarrays.
 
OGT was founded in 1995 to protect the patent estate of microarray inventor Sir Edwin Southern. In 2004, it began developing customized arrays for researchers around the world.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.