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Agilent Names OGT First High-Throughput Microarray Certified Service Provider

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Oxford Gene Technology and Agilent Technologies announced today that OGT has secured a new Agilent certification level and will be the company's first High-Throughput Microarray Certified Service Provider.

The designation is intended to validate OGT's use of Agilent microarrays for high-throughput and large-scale microarray studies, such as those provided through OGT's genomic services.

The certification follows an assessment of OGT's Genefficiency, a high-throughput genomics service that relies on high density, high sensitivity microarrays, including Agilent microarrays and customized arrays.

Oxford, UK-based OGT has been an Agilent microarray Certified Service Provider for nearly two years.

"OGT has been very successful integrating Agilent Automation Solution instrumentation and Agilent microarrays for an efficient laboratory workflow," Chris Grimley, senior marketing director for Agilent Technologies' genomics business, said in a statement. "We are confident that customers will benefit form the combination of Agilent products and OGT high-throughput service."

OGT recently generated array comparative genomic hybridization copy number data on some 22,000 samples for the Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium over the course of 20 weeks, the firms noted.