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Agilent Technologies and Paradigm Genetics have introduced an Arabidopsis microarray kit that includes 14,800 oligonucleotides representing genes from public domain databases. The sequences are 60-mer oligos selected using Paradigm’s plant genome data, which are labeled with a two-color dye detection system.

The Agilent Arabidopsis 1 microarray kit includes four identical microarrays on two industry-standard 1 x 3 inch glass slides. The kit also includes a pre-configured set of reagents, hybridization apparatus, and disposables, along with a user guide and CD containing the microarray pattern file, gene annotation, and defect list.

Agilent plans to initially offer the kit for sale in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as Japan and selected countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

“We standardized our microarray research on Agilent’s custom 60-mer microarray platform because it offered us and the market the flexibility to design and iterate microarray experiments quickly while ensuring that we could get printed microarrays with real-time, current genomic content,” stated Pat Hurban, group Leader, gene expression profiling, for Paradigm.

This month, Luminex is offering free one-day seminars discussing its Multi-Analyte Profiling technology in cities around the US. Dates and Locations are: Los Angeles: July 16; Emeryville, Calif.: July 17, Seattle: July 19, Houston: July 22, Atlanta: July 24, Bethesda, Md. : July 26, New York: July 29. More information and registration is available online at http: //www.reg.meetingsplus .com/luminexseminar/index.htm

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