The original GCS 3000 scanner was designed to permit an upgrade for use with the next generation of high-density GeneChip(R) microarrays reaching the market. The upgraded GCS 3000 7G, which offers advanced design improvements and high-resolution scanning capabilities, provides peak scanning performance for all applications including RNA expression and DNA analysis.

The new scanner allows analysis of microarrays that feature 500% more data than previous generations. Higher resolution scanning at pixelations from 2.5 microns to 0.51 microns is now possible.

The new upgraded instrument supports the latest high-density GeneChip(R) microarrays for tiling, all-exon and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping research. New GeneChip(R) arrays are scheduled for release throughout 2005 at the times indicated below.

 

Array Type Likely Release Date
All Exon Array Human Before end of September
  Mouse Fall Release
  Rat Fall Release
Human Tiling Array Sets 7 chip set tiling (35-bp resolution) Before end of September
  14 chip set tiling (5-bp resolution) Before end of September
Mouse Tiling Array Sets 7 chip set tiling (35-bp resolution) Before end of September
  14 chip set tiling (5-bp resolution) Before end of September
Model Organism Tiling Arrays Arabidopsis Before end of September
  Drosophila Before end of September
  Saccharomyces cerevisiae Before end of September
  Saccharomyces pombe Before end of September
500K mapping   In early access, commercial
launch before end of September

 


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Published by Susan Bland, October 06, 2005