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Affymetrix Microarrays

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DMET™ Plus Premier Pack DMET™ Plus Premier Pack
The DMET™ Plus Premier Pack, which includes arrays, reagents, and analysis software, is the most comprehensive, cost-effective product containing known pharmacogenetic markers for drug metabolism studies.
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Axiom™ Genotyping Solution Axiom™ Genotyping Solution
The Axiom Genotyping Solution now includes CEU- and ASI-optimized array plates for genome-wide association studies (GWAS), replication studies, and candidate gene association studies.
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GeneChip® HT Array Plate GeneChip® HT Array Plate
GeneChip® Array Plates enable researchers to interrogate as many as 96 samples at a time for large-scale expression and genotyping studies.
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GeneChip Microarray GeneChip® Microarray
Affymetrix GeneChip® Microarray
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GeneChip Array in Hand GeneChip® Microarray
Affymetrix GeneChip® microrray in hand.
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Array Strips for the GeneAtlas System Array Strips for the GeneAtlas™ System
Affymetrix® Array Strips enable researchers to interrogate four samples at a time on the GeneAtlas™ System.
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Array Strips and Hybridization Assembly Array Strips and Hybridization Assembly
The novel design of Affymetrix® Array Strips reduces the workflow to basic lab techniques and eliminates the expertise required for other microarray technologies.
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Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0 Affymetrix® Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0
The Affymetrix® Genome-Wide Human SNP Array 6.0 features 1.8 million genetic markers, including more than 906,600 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and more than 946,000 probes for the detection of copy number variation.
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GeneChip Gene 1.0 ST Array GeneChip® Gene 1.0 ST Array
GeneChip® Gene 1.0 ST Arrays focus on well-annotated content to provide a more complete and accurate view of total transcription activity at each genomic locus than classical 3'-based microarrays.
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GeneChip Exon 1.0 ST Array GeneChip® Exon 1.0 ST Array
The GeneChip Exon Array is the most powerful whole-genome expression tool available today, with more than 5.5 million features on each array and the greatest single-array coverage of the transcriptome.
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GeneChip® Mapping 500K Array Set GeneChip® Mapping 500K Array Set
The GeneChip® Mapping 500K Array Set enables highly powered whole-genome association studies. It is comprised of two arrays, each capable of genotyping on average 250,000 SNPs.
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Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Array Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Array
Human Genome U133 Plus 2.0 Array
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bioMérieux FoodExpert-ID Array bioMérieux FoodExpert-ID Array
bioMérieux FoodExpert-ID Array
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Xenopus laevis Genome Array Xenopus laevis Genome Array
Xenopus laevis Genome Array
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Zebrafish Genome Array Zebrafish Genome Array
Zebrafish Genome Array
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Affymetrix Instruments

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Affymetrix GeneAtlas System GeneAtlas™ System
The GeneAtlas™ System is a complete personal solution for processing Affymetrix microarrays.
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Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000 Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000
Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000.
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Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000 Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000 with workstation
Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000 with workstation.
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Affymetrix GeneTitan Instrument GeneTitan® Instrument
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.
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Affymetrix History

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First Microarray Prototype First Microarray Prototype
Circa 1989: The world's first microarray prototype built by Stephen P.A. Fodor, Ph.D. and colleagues using a microscope slide.
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Microarray Fabrication Cell Microarray Fabrication Cell
Circa 1989: Microarray fabrication cell
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Photocamera Photocamera
Circa 1989: Photocamera used for early photomask experiments
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High Contrast film-based Photomask High Contrast film-based Photomask
Circa 1989: High contrast film-based photomask
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500 Micron Manufacturing Mask 500 Micron Manufacturing Mask
Circa 1989: High contrast mask made of chrome on glass at a feature size of 500 microns
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First Microarray Scanner First Microarray Scanner
Circa 1989: World's first microarray scanner built by Stephen P.A. Fodor, Ph.D. and colleagues
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First Microarray Scientific Publication First Microarray Scientific Publication
Circa 1991: First scientific publication describing both microarray technology and combinatorial chemistry
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First Microarray Containing over 1 Million DNA Sequences First Microarray Containing over 1 Million DNA Sequences
Circa 1993: World's first microarray containing over 1 million DNA seqences
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16-Format Manufacturing Mask 16-Format Manufacturing Mask
Circa 1993: 16-format, wafer-based manufacturing mask
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First Commercial DNA Microarray Prototype First Commercial DNA Microarray Prototype
Circa 1994: Commercial DNA microarray prototype
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First Commercial Scanner First Commercial Scanner
Circa 1994: World's first commercial microarray scanner manufactured by Molecular Dynamics for Affymetrix
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49-Format Manufacturing Mask 49-Format Manufacturing Mask
Circa 1995: 49-format, wafer-based manufacturing mask
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Affymetrix Microarray Scanner by Hewlett-Packard Affymetrix Microarray Scanner by Hewlett-Packard
Circa 1997: Microarray scanner manufactured for Affymetrix by Hewlett-Packard
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400-Format Manufacturing Mask 400-Format Manufacturing Mask
Circa 1999: 400-format, wafer-based manufacturing mask
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GeneChip® Human Genome U133A array GeneChip® Human Genome U133A array
Circa 2002: GeneChip® Human Genome U133A array. Part of a two-array set analyzing over 33,000 genes from the public databases.
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Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000 Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000
Circa 2003: Affymetrix GeneChip® Scanner 3000
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Affymetrix Manufacturing

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Substrate Cleaning Substrate Cleaning
Affymetrix production operator transfers wafers at the cleaning wetbench.
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Anti-Reflective Coating Application Anti-Reflective Coating Application
An anti-reflective coating is applied to the substrate.
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Substrate Silanation Bath Substrate Silanation Bath
Affymetrix production operator transfers coated wafers at the silanation wetbench.
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Coated Substrate Cassette Coated Substrate Cassette
Affymetrix production operator inspects a cassette of coated substrates.
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Chemistry Stations Chemistry Stations
Affymetrix production operator loads a wafer into the modular oligo synthesizer, which performs sequential addition of phosphor ammodites to the wafer.
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Nucleotide Addition Nucleotide Addition
A wafer is loaded onto the chemical station for nucleotide addition.
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Wafer Transfer Wafer Transfer
An Affymetrix operator transfers wafer from the photoaligner to the chemistry station during the photolithographic manufacturing process.
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Photolithographic Mask Photolithographic Mask
An Affymetrix operator inspects a photolithographic mask prior to installation in the aligner.
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Alignment Alignment
Affymetrix production operator aligns a GeneChip® wafer on the pick-and-place machine, which takes the individual arrays from the wafer and places them into an aluminum tray in preparation for assembly into the GeneChip® cartridge.
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Wafer to be Mounted for Dicing Wafer to be Mounted for Dicing
A synthesized wafer about to be placed onto the tape mounting station.
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Wafer Tape Mount Wafer Tape Mount
Affymetrix production operator secures the wafer to a tape ring prior to dicing.
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Mounted Wafer Inspection Mounted Wafer Inspection
Affymetrix production operator inspects a mounted wafer.
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Wafer Load for Dicing Wafer Load for Dicing
A mounted wafer is loaded into the dicing saw.
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Dicing Dicing
An Affymetrix wafer being cut into individual arrays by a diamond-bladed saw. One 5x5 array can be cut into as many as 6,400 separate arrays.
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Mounted Wafer Mounted Wafer
The wafer after it has been mounted on the adhesive plastic film.
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Pick and Place Pick and Place
Affymetrix operator glues an array into a plastic GeneChip® cartridge.
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Cartridge Labeling Cartridge Labeling
Affymetrix production operator inspects a labeled cartridge.
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Labeled Cartridge Labeled Cartridge
Affymetrix production operator inspects a labeled cartridge.
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Bar Code Label Bar Code Label
A barcoded Affymetrix label is applied to an array.
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Hybridization Oven Hybridization Oven
Affymetrix QC technician loads GeneChip® cartridges into the hybridization oven for overnight incubation. The oven's 45C temperature and the rotisserie motion encourage the DNA sample to hybridize to the DNA probes on the array surface.
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QC Sample Loading QC Sample Loading
Affymetrix QC technician injects a sample into a cartridge for testing.
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Array Scan Array Scan
An Affymetrix QC technician analyzes a scanned image of an array.
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Affymetrix Technology

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GeneChip® Technology GeneChip® Technology
Data from an experiment showing the expression of thousands of genes on a single GeneChip® probe array. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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GeneChip® Array Output GeneChip® Array Output
Data from an experiment showing the expression of thousands of genes on a single GeneChip® probe array. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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Eukaryotic Target Labeling Eukaryotic Target Labeling
An overview of eukaryotic target labeling for GeneChip® expression arrays. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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GeneChip® Photolithography GeneChip® Photolithography
GeneChip® probe arrays are manufactured through a unique and robust process, a combination of photolithography and combinational chemistry. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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GeneChip® Single Feature GeneChip® Single Feature
Cartoon depicting a single feature on an Affymetrix GeneChip® microarray. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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GeneChip® Hybridization GeneChip® Hybridization
Cartoon depicting hybridization of tagged probes to Affymetrix GeneChip® microarray. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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Hybridized GeneChip® Microarray Hybridized GeneChip® Microarray
Cartoon depicting scanning of tagged and un-tagged probes on an Affymetrix GeneChip® microarray. Image courtesy of Affymetrix.
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