Virtek Vision of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, has introduced the Virtek ChipWriter Compact bench top microarray spotting system, a smaller version of its Virtek ChipWriter Pro. This system can print 24 slides at a time, while the ChipWriter Pro can print 126. But the ChipWriter Compact, which sells for approximately US $37,500, is designed to be more affordable for researchers just entering the microarray field, said Philip Nafekh, Virtek’s chief financial officer.

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