02-Mar-2001 - MWG Biotech AG

MWG-Biotech officially launches the first complete spotted oligonucleotide yeast array

The first complete spotted high-density DNA yeast microarray on oligonucleotide basis with all 6.250 genes of the yeast genome is now officially launched.

The first complete spotted high-density DNA yeast microarray on oligonucleotide basis with all 6.250 genes of the yeast genome is now officially launched. For 2001 the expected turnover for the yeast microarray is 1,25 million €. It is the first of a series of microarrays that MWG-Biotech will be launching this year. Microrarrays for organisms like the rat, the mouse, bacteria and several human functional arrays are already in development.

Yeast is an important organism for genetic reseach. It can be used as a model organism for basic research to understand gene function and regulation which helps to identify disease genes, drug targets or relevant gene products of biotechnological importance in other organisms as well.

MWG-Biotech’s automated and standardized microarray production process ensures highest accuracy and reproducibility. Each slide is batch-to-batch checked to ensure constancy of quality. MWG-Biotech holds a licence from Affymetrix Inc. for the production and commercialization of spotted oligonucleotide microarrays.

Interested researchers can gain access to these new technologies in MWG-Biotech’s monthly Microarray Workshops. Additionally, MWG-Biotech offers an E.coli Microarray Starter Kit as introduction into the microarray technology. Further information on the workshops, the starter kit and MWG-Biotech’s other microarray products can be found on the company’s website at www.mwg-biotech.com.

MWG-Biotech‘s complete E.coli DNA-microarray will be available in April 2001.

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