Services Available From the Genomics Center
Affymetrix Microarrays

    Affymetrix photolithographic microarray manufacture process allows for interrogation of a transcripts with a single array. Oligos are synthesized chemically directly on the chip surface by a highly reproducible method, allowing for consistency of quality not available on traditional cDNA arrays. The BIDMC Genomics Center offers Affymetrix experiments, from RNA isolation to data analyis as a service. Registered customers may order online.

For more information on Affymetrix, visit the company's site at

GeneChip High Throughput Array Plate Scanner

    More cost effective, efficient, reproducible, precise, and more sensitive than GeneChip cartridge arrays. Up to 96 samples on one run with as little as 50ng of RNA or picograms with LCM. The new GeneChip HT Array Plate Scanner designed to scan and create high-resolution images of GeneChip HT Array Plates at an unprecedented rate, price, and reproducibility with less starting material.
    Delivers the highest quality and quantity of genomic information. The high throughput scanner provides researchers with the ability to complete large projects run on 24-array or 96-array Affymetrix HT Array Plates (including human, mouse and rat). Our new HT scanner accelerates the pace of discovery, taking less than three minutes to auto-focus and scan each array.

  • Fully automated robotics
  • Up to 96 samples per run
  • Quick turn around

HT Array Plates
    The scanner supports the following GeneChip® HT Array Plates, available in 24- and 96-array versions:

  • GeneChip® HT HG-U133+ PM Array Plate
  • GeneChip® HT MG-430 PM Array Plate
  • GeneChip® HT RG-230 PM Array Plate
  • HT Human Genome U133A/U133B
  • HT Mouse Genome 430A/430B
  • HT Rat Focus

Real Time PCR
    Real-time PCR provides a highly accurate means of quantitating RNA or DNA in solution. It is often used as a validation technique for microarray data. The Genomics Center provides RTPCR services, including primer design and assay optimization if necessary. Online ordering is not available at this time. To order a real-time PCR experiment, please download the order form and fax it to us.

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