Agilent Technologies this week launched the second version of its SurePrint G3 Human Gene-Expression Microarray.
The updated chip includes probes designed using the Broad Institute's human reference catalog of large intergenic noncoding RNAs. It also includes the latest mRNA content from the National Center for Biotechnology Information's RefSeq gene database.
LincRNAs are believed to be "important" regulators of gene expression, playing a role in embryonic development and other cellular processes, Agilent said. The firm will allow users to design custom chips by selecting lincRNA and other mRNA content that is relevant to their experiments.