Affymetrix Unveils its Streamlined GeneChip Array Production Process | GenomeWeb

When Affymetrix began making microarrays in the early 1990s, founder Steve Fodor and his early collaborators cobbled together their manufacturing machinery from chemistry lab instruments and used semiconductor fabrication equipment they bought at auctions.

But today, the process of manufacturing GeneChips is as painstakingly streamlined and standardized as any ultra high-tech assembly line in the world.

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