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Applied Biosystems: Jan 15, 2004


Applied Biosystems has launched its SNPlex genotyping platform, which will enable researchers to use ABI's 3730xl and 3730 gene sequencers to perform genotyping work. The unit has 48-plexing capabilities, and will soon be upgraded for 192-plex ability. The platform can detect 4,500 SNPs in parallel in as little as 15 minutes; 192-plexing would enable the machine to genotype more than 1 million SNPs per day, ABI said.

Michael Rhodes, senior application specialist for SNP-genotyping at ABI, said the SNPlex already has customers; reagents for the platform have been shipping for some time.

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