Affymetrix has introduced its GeneChip CustomExpress program, which allows customers to design low-density arrays of 1,000 probes or less using GeneChip probe sets and the same chip manufacturing system as the GeneChip system.
AT A GLANCE Master''s in biology from New York University, 2000 Enjoys bicycling to work from his home in the Bronx, and swimming. Qualified for the 1996 US Olympic Swim Team. Opened Rockefeller University’s GeneArray facility in June 2000.
Dutch microarray maker PamGene has been awarded $3 million in two government grants for research and development on its flow-through PamChip, and has signed a four-year joint research agreement with Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to study gene expression in osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
GeneMachines has sold two OmniGrid microarrayers to the Genome Institute of Singapore, a new research institute that comprises part of the country s promised $4 billion investment in genomics and biotechnology.
With market leader Affymetrix rebounding from a slide, and a slew of product development projects and collaborations, quarterly earnings reports largely indicate that the microarray and biochip sector is continuing to grow rapidly.
Stephen Johnson, an assistant professor in the department of pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania, has launched a website in which researchers, especially microarray researchers who want to quickly validate their data, can s