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The DNA Chip Research Institute has introduced its HyperGene Rat cDNA Chip. The microarray was co-developed by Hitachi Software Engineering and has 500-1,000 PCR-amplified samples spotted on a standard 76x26 mm glass slide. Japan-based DNA Chip Research expects the product to generate sales of 50 million yen ($454,545) annually.


CXR Biosciences has launched an Investigative Toxicology service using transcriptional profiling. The service uses microarray scanning technology from Agilent in quantifying mRNA expression levels. CXR recently gained accreditation from Agilent to act as a certified “Agilent Service Provider.”


Tecan has introduced the LS Reloaded, a series of automation-friendly microarray scanners. The new series is based on the firm’s existing 200/300/400 systems and offers three-fold higher sensitivity.

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