The Microarray Facility provides centralized access for investigators to incorporate gene expression and genomic mapping technology into their research strategies. The Microarray Facility features the Affymetrix GeneChip system. The GeneChip system is composed of an Affymetrix GeneChip Scanner 3000 7G with autoloader, 4 Affymetrix GeneChip Fluidics Station 450s and GeneChip Hybridization Oven 645. The GeneChip system is controlled by Affymetrix GeneChip Command Console software (AGCC). The current available GeneChip arrays can be reviewed at http://www.affymetrix.com/estore
Dual Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzers are utilized by the Microarray Facility in support of the GeneChip system. The Bioanalyzer allows for the rapid quantitation and qualitation of nucleic acid samples submitted for GeneChip array analysis. It also serves to review controls taken during the target preparation prior to committing to the hybridization of the GeneChips arrays.