MWG Biotech of Ebersberg, Germany, this week announced the release of its MWG Human 40K Array, a pair of microarray chips containing 50-mer oligonucleotide probes for 40,000 human genes. The company’s A Array consists of 20,000 genes with full functional characterization and content referencing. The 20,000 genes on the B Array are referenced against NCBI databases.
The company said the arrays include 11,000 genes classified into biological functional groups by the Gene Ontology classification system, mapping to 384-well microtiter plates to enable researchers to investigate subarray or oligo subsets. Additionally, the company created a non-redundant protein coding database, CodeSeq, with NCBI’s RefSeq project serving as its primary sequence source.