Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Agilent Technologies, Paradigm Genetics, NimbleGen Systems, MiraiBio


Agilent Technologies has launched its Mouse Oligo Microarray Kit, which was developed with Paradigm Genetics. The 60-mer oligonucelotide mouse microarray can help researchers assess more than 20,000 murine genes and transcripts, including a set of toxicology markers defined through collaborations with groups like the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and members of the Toxicogenomics Research Consortium.

NimbleGen Systems has launched its ArrayScribe software, designed to enable researchers to design their own high-density microarrays. The product, which customers can download on Nimblegen’s website, is free for a limited time.

The product enables researchers to design arrays with 10-1,000 times more probes than a spotted array, Nimblegen said. The product allows them to import probe files, specify probe placement, auto-generate mismatch sequences, specify replicate probes, determine spot size and probe density, and select and place control sequences.

The resulting design files can be used in the company’s array-manufacturing platform, which works with both long — 70mers or longer — and short oligos.

MiraiBio has launched its FlexMap bead technology for SNP-genotyping and haplotyping on Luminex-based platforms. The product, which employs a universal tagging system, is said to hasten bead-based assay development and analysis by eliminating the need to couple capture oligos to beads.

Each of the FlexMap's 100 individual bead sets has a 24-base oligo attached. Each bead set has a specific dye combination, which provides every set with a unique color, according to MiraiBio.

The company said FlexMap beads can be used for any genetic sequence and are compatible with multiple SNP chemistries. The kit comprises one tube for PCR, one tube for ASPE, and one hybridization/detection tube.

The resulting tool enables researchers to multiplex as many as 100 tests per well and read up to 10,000 genotypes per hour. Assays typically run less than 50 cents per SNP test, the firm said.


Filed under

The Scan

Study Finds Sorghum Genetic Loci Influencing Composition, Function of Human Gut Microbes

Focusing on microbes found in the human gut microbiome, researchers in Nature Communications identified 10 sorghum loci that appear to influence the microbial taxa or microbial metabolite features.

Treatment Costs May Not Coincide With R&D Investment, Study Suggests

Researchers in JAMA Network Open did not find an association between ultimate treatment costs and investments in a drug when they analyzed available data on 60 approved drugs.

Sleep-Related Variants Show Low Penetrance in Large Population Analysis

A limited number of variants had documented sleep effects in an investigation in PLOS Genetics of 10 genes with reported sleep ties in nearly 192,000 participants in four population studies.

Researchers Develop Polygenic Risk Scores for Dozens of Disease-Related Exposures

With genetic data from two large population cohorts and summary statistics from prior genome-wide association studies, researchers came up with 27 exposure polygenic risk scores in the American Journal of Human Genetics.