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NimbleGen Systems, Infiniti, BioFilmChip, GeneDirector


NimbleGen Systems of Madison, Wis., is now offering customized DNA microarray services, accessible through its website, The company’s Iceland subsidiary has been offering similar services since March.


AutoGenomics of Carlsbad, Calif. has launched Infiniti, an integrated chip-based DNA and protein analysis system for clinical diagnostics. The system incorporates the company’s BioFilmChip and will go into beta testing in late 2002. According to the company’s website, the chip will typically have less than 100 spots and can be adapted for SNP detection, STRs, gene expression, microsatellite, and protein analysis.


Microarray software developer BioDiscovery of Marina Del Rey, Calif., has released version 2.0 of its microarray data analysis and LIMS system GeneDirector. The system is compatible with both Affymetrix arrays and spotted microarrays as well as Agilent’s 2100 bioanalyzer products.

The Scan

Review of Approval Process

Stat News reports the Department for Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General is to investigate FDA's approval of Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug.

Not Quite Right

A new analysis has found hundreds of studies with incorrect nucleotide sequences reported in their methods, according to Nature News.

CRISPR and mRNA Together

Time magazine reports on the use of mRNA to deliver CRISPR machinery.

Nature Papers Present Smartphone Platform for DNA Diagnosis of Malaria, Mouse Lines for Epigenomic Editing

In Nature this week: a low-cost tool to detect infectious diseases like malaria, and more.