Affymetrix, Hamilton Partner on Target Prep Instrument | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hamilton Robotics today said that it has partnered with Affymetrix on the development of a target preparation system for Affy's CytoScan cytogenetics assay.

It said that the CytoScan Automated Target Preparation Solution, which Affymetrix intends to launch soon, has been built on Hamilton's Microlab Nimbus 96 workstation.

Tanya Petrossian, global strategic product manager for Affymetrix, said in a statement that the new system will increase sample throughput at least two-fold for labs that offer the firm's CytoScan.

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