CombiMatrix Introduces DNA Synthesizer for Microarrays
"One of the biggest advantages of the CustomArray(TM) DNA Synthesizer, is the ability to fabricate commercial high quality arrays while having control over content and supply," said Michael Tognotti, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of CombiMatrix. "We have already shipped several machines and they are in use by customers at leading research organizations. We are very excited about this product and the large market it will serve."
“We have already shipped several machines and they are in use by customers at leading research organizations. We are very excited about this product and the large market it will serve.”
The platform consists of the DNA CustomArray Synthesizer instrument and freely programmable microarrays or CustomArrays. Initially, the instrument has been designed to fabricate CombiMatrix's CustomArray12K (12,000 unique sites). The synthesizer will initially be marketed to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostic, academic, and government sectors.
CustomArrays are semiconductor-based arrays (approx. 1 cm2) integrated onto a standard 1" x 3" slide format. CustomArrays contain in situ synthesized oligonucleotides, prepared using CombiMatrix's patented virtual-flask technology. Sensitivity and performance metrics are available from the company's web site and at www.customarray.com.
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The CombiMatrix group is developing a platform technology to rapidly produce customizable arrays, which are semiconductor-based tools for use in identifying and determining the roles of genes, gene mutations and proteins. The CombiMatrix's group's technology has a wide range of potential applications in the areas of genomics, proteomics, biosensors, drug discovery, drug development, diagnostics, combinatorial chemistry, material sciences and nanotechnology.
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