NuGen’s WT-Ovation technology will work with standard Affy 3 prime arrays, not Affy's three-inch arrays.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Affymetrix today said it and NuGen Technologies will co-market a NuGen product that helps Affy GeneChip customers analyze formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples.
Affy said NuGen’s WT-Ovation technology will work with standard Affy 3 prime arrays and will allow researchers to analyze gene expression on “small and degraded” tissue samples.
The company said the technology needs 50 nanograms of RNA and can generate “several” micrograms of cDNA in six hours.
Affymetrix said the Ovation/GeneChip offering is currently available for sample processing jobs through Expression Analysis, a NuGen and Affymetrix service provider.
The WT-Ovation system will be available for sale this week, Affymetrix said.