High quality microarray system
High quality microarray system. Well known for its development and manufacture of high quality laboratory equipment and life science products, Eppendorf has expanded into the field of molecular biology with the introduction of its DualChip microarray technology which has important applications in the fields of drug discovery and clinical research, Able to detect the expression of up to 300 genes, the new system is suitable for use in low density, pathway-specific applications in research areas such as apoptosis, liver metabolism, cancer or inflammation. The main features of the microarray are its ease of use and exceptional quality. There are always two identical arrays on one slide, both covered by pre-attached hybridisation chambers. Using a single-colour labelling method, the first array is compared with the second. Several control spots, hybridisation controls and RNA spiked controls ensure reliable normalisation of the data and QC of the individual steps of the procedure. To complete the system approach, Eppendorf’s cooperation with Perkin Elmer means that the ScanArray Gx scanner and GenePix 3.0 software from Perkin Elmer are fully compatible with the Eppendorf data evaluation software. This co-marketing agreement covers the entire process, from microarray hybridisation to data analysis.