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Agilent Technologies: Mar 9, 2005

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Agilent Technologies last week launched its Whole-Genome Rat Microarray (G4131A). The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company calls the array the “most comprehensive and up-to-date single rat oligonucleotide microarray commercially available” and said the array represents more than 41,000 unique genes and transcripts compiled from public rat genome databases like RefSeq, Ensembl, UniGene and others.

Agilent also introduced its eArray 3.0, a secure Web portal for users that design custom microarrays for use in drug discovery, disease studies and basic research. The company claimed the tool will give designers speed, flexibility, and control.

eArray also provides researchers with access to probe sequences, gene symbols and transcript information linked to external public databases like Ensembl and Refseq, Agilent said.

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