NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital has been named a certified service provider for Agilent Technologies' array-based comparative genomic hybridization and gene expression assays on the Agilent platform.

Agilent said that the hospital had to complete training and pass a "rigorous series of assessments" including demonstrating proficiency in analyzing Agilent 60-mer oligo microarrays, maintaining sample quality control using the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer, and analyzing data using the GeneSpring bioinformatics platform.

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