NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – When Greenwood Genetics Center announced last week that it is now offering Affymetrix's US Food and Drug Administration-cleared CytoScan Dx Assay to its clinicians for chromosomal microarray analysis, it became the first laboratory in the US to do so.

Though the Greenwood, SC-based center already offers a laboratory-developed test based on Affymetrix's research use only CytoScan HD product, the addition of the CytoScan Dx Assay appeals to users for multiple reasons, according to Alka Chaubey, director of the center's cytogenetics laboratory.

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Oct
17
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Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
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Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.