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| Agilent Technologies introduces eArray 3.5 to enable online
microarray design collaboration and sharing|
PALO ALTO, Calif. - Agilent Technologies Inc.
announced that its pioneering, Web-based DNA microarray design tool, eArray, now enables the microarray industry's
first collaboration and sharing capabilities wherever there is an Internet connection.
Introduced in March 2005,
eArray 3.0 was the industry's first Web application for designing custom DNA microarrays used in drug discovery,
disease studies and basic research. The version announced today, eArray 3.5, provides an easy-to-use, secure means
for sharing microarray design information among collaborators or with members of research consortia.
"We expect that researchers will come to rely on eArray as a collaborative workbench and design-sharing tool
for development of evolving genomes and new applications," said Mike Booth, general manager of the Genomics Group at
Agilent. "This will also support researchers' efforts to publish their microarray work in peer-reviewed journals,
scientific publications and presentations."
In addition to existing gene expression content,
annotation information and probe sequences, eArray 3.5 now provides access to Agilent's catalog array comparative
genomic hybridization (aCGH) probes, useful for designing microarray experiments to detect chromosome loss or
duplication in cancer studies. The online tool has also been expanded to allow researchers to upload their own aCGH
This free tool enables users to design custom microarrays using Agilent catalog probes,
probes from their own sources or a combination of both. To date, more than 300 users from 160 organizations
worldwide have registered through eArray. The site helps researchers harness the inherent flexibility of Agilent's
SurePrint microarray manufacturing technology in which DNA is synthesized on each slide by "inkjet" printing. This
supports multiple formats and layouts, allows users to add their own content, provides built-in quality assurance
probes, and facilitates updating of content. Agilent has also enhanced eArray's search capabilities to help speed
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