By Justin Petrone

SAN DIEGO — Affymetrix this week debuted a menu of 10 new whole-transcript model organism arrays that it hopes will attract more agricultural biotechnology researchers to its platform and encourage adoption of its benchtop GeneAtlas system, for which the arrays are primarily being manufactured.

The launch comes at a time when Affy is intensifying its activity in the agbio market. The firm also launched two genotyping arrays this week, one for rice studies, the other for bovine research.

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