Affymetrix said this week that the J. Craig Venter Institute has launched its FDA-ECSG custom microarray for identifying and discriminating between different strains of E. coli and Shigella. The new array is being made freely available to researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases-supported Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center.
Agilent Technologies recently launched its SurePrint G3 Human High-Resolution Discovery Microarray Kit 1x1M. The kit offers an evenly tiled probe design selected from the firm's in silico-validated CGH probe database. Overall, more than 963,000 human sequences are represented on the chip, with 2.6-kilobase median probe spacing and 3 KB average probe spacing. Agilent's kit contains five slides. Each slide contains one million-feature microarray.