Beginning February 1, the Public Health Research Institute Center for Applied Genomics in Newark, NJ will be producing Bacillus subtilis microarrays with 4,106 different oligonucleotide probes representing the whole genome of this microorganism. Any researcher can order these arrays from the center, www.cag.icph.org.
Bioslide of Walnut, Calif., has introduced its pre-coated microarray slides, and is offering free samples for evaluation and testing. There are two types, the precision CT-Amine slides and Amine-coated slides. Both are manufactured in a class 100 clean room environment (which means that there are fewer than 100 particles of dust per cubic foot of air) and offer stable covalent coupling to the primary amine on the surface of the slide, according to the company. The CT-Amine slides are primarily intended for printing nucleic acid microarrays, while the Amine-coated slide is intended for prepared tissue sections and cytology preps. The company can be contacted at www.bioslide.com.