Overview of BEA platforms and applications:

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A more detailed description of each platform will follow, including the ABI qRT-PCR and Agilent Bioanalyzer and TapeStation system.

Affymetrix GeneChip System for Array Cartridges

A pioneer in genetic analysis, Affymetrix introduced highly parallel genetic assays to the marketplace by commercializing the first DNA microarray in the late 1980s. Today researchers around the world use Affymetrix technologies to better understand the role that genes play in disease, the effectiveness and safety of therapies, and many other biological factors that affect human well-being.

Applications include SNP and CNV genotyping, expression analysis and epigenetics.

Affymetrix GeneTitan System for Array Plates

The GeneTitan family of instruments and proven GeneChip Array Plates from Affymetrix are the first to provide a hands-free, automated solution for monitoring gene expression and genome-wide SNP genotyping.

The GeneTitan Instrument and the GeneTitan Multi-Channel (MC) Instrument automate array processing from target hybridization to data generation by combining a hybridization oven, fluidics processing, and state-of-the art imaging device into a single bench-top instrument.

Agilent Microarray Platform

Agilent is advancing the art of manufacturing microarrays with SurePrint, a powerful combination of probe design algorithms and validation methods, maskless & highly-flexible microarray printing based on industrial-scale inkjet technologies, and unique QC processes.

The result is affordable, accessible pre-printed microarrays that content researchers can trust. Find out more about the powerful SurePrint, SureScan, and SureHyb technologies behind Agilent's microarray platform.

Illumina iScan System

The iScan System is a cutting-edge, dedicated array scanner that supports rapid, sensitive, and accurate imaging of Illumina's array-based genetic analysis products.

The system features a high signal-to-noise ratio, high sensitivity, an excellent limit of detection, and a broad dynamic range leading to exceptionally high data quality.

Illumina MiSeq System

The MiSeq System offers the first end-to-end sequencing solution, integrating cluster generation, amplification, sequencing, and data analysis into a single instrument. Its small footprint - approximately two square feet - fits easily into virtually any laboratory environment. The MiSeq system employs Illumina sequencing by synthesis technology (SBS), the most widely used, proven next-generation sequencing chemistry with over 4,800 publications to date, making it the ideal platform for any lab seeking to perform rapid and cost-effective genetic analysis.

Applied Biosystems 7900HT Real-Time PCR System

This system combines thermal cycling, fluorescence detection, and application-specific software to provide an integrated platform for the detection and quantification of nucleic acid sequences. Real-time PCR reactions run using 96-well plates, 384-well plates and TILDA cards and can be completed in under two hours.

Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer and Agilent Tapestation 2200 Platform

Agilents Bioanalyzer uses microfluidic Lab-on-a-chip technology for the analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins as an alternative to standard gel electrophoresis techniques. It offers fast, reproducible and high quality digital data with minimal sample and reagent consumption. Importantly, it facilitates the analysis of total RNA integrity for gene expression analysis by automatically calculating the ratio of ribosomal bands in total RNA samples. The Agilent 2200 TapeStation system is a tape- based platform for simpler, faster and more reliable electrophoresis