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Affymetrix Validates Agencourt’s AMPure System for Use With SNP Array 5.0

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Agencourt Bioscience said today that Affymetrix has validated its PCR target-preparation system for use with its new SNP Array 5.0.
Lynn Doucette-Stamm, Agencourt’s vice president of business development, said the validation is confirmation that its AMPure system is ”adaptable to manual and automated methods for SNP genotyping applications."
The purification system is based on Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization, which is used with automated purification methods on Beckman Coulter’s lab workstations, Agencourt said.
Agencourt, a Beckman Coulter subsidiary, said Affy’s Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 5.0 is currently being used to study autism, bipolar disease, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

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