Roche NimbleGen introduces the MS 200 Microarray Scanner
15 June 2009
Roche NimbleGen has introduced a new high-resolution scanning
instrument, the NimbleGen MS 200 Microarray Scanner. The MS 200 is
optimized to reveal the full potential and capture the complete picture
from all NimbleGen DNA microarrays.
The product completes the NimbleGen DNA Microarray processing family,
comprised of a high-resolution suite of innovative microarray technology
products, supplies, equipment, and instrumentation as well as software
for data analysis.
The highly sensitive scanner reproducibly acquires two-colour
fluorescent array image data down to 2 micron pixel resolution and
generates high-quality image files for subsequent data analysis.
To satisfy today’s high-throughput requirements and make high
throughput genomics a reality, the MS 200 offers several key features
for a completely automated system allowing for walk-away scanning and
These features include a slide magazine for automated loading of up
to 48 microarrays (for processing of up to 576 samples in a single run
with NimbleGen multiplex arrays), advanced dynamic autofocus for a clear
picture of your data, and auto gain for a bright scan every time.
Additionally, the high signal-to-noise, internal calibration, an
integrated barcode reader, and ozone reduction features ensure high data
quality and confidence with every scan.
With the addition of the MS 200 Microarray Scanner, Roche NimbleGen
now presents a complete, optimized workflow for NimbleGen DNA
microarrays used for comparative genomic hybridization (CGH), Chromatin
ImmunoPrecipitation-on-chip (ChIP-chip), DNA methylation, and Gene
This optimized workflow encompasses high-density NimbleGen arrays,
4-bay and 12-bay hybridization systems, the Microarray Dryer, the MS 200
Microarray Scanner, NimbleScan and SignalMap software, and a
comprehensive range of kits and consumables.
According to Roche NimbleGen CEO, Gerd Maass, “With the addition of
the MS 200 scanner, Roche NimbleGen now provides a comprehensive set of
microarray processing workflow tools that are optimized for all current
high-density NimbleGen arrays and will be compatible with tomorrow’s
next-generation NimbleGen arrays. The MS 200 provides researchers doing
disease-related studies, such as cytogenetics laboratories, with
powerful scanning resolution down to 2 micron and high signal to noise
for enhanced data quality and confidence in their results every time."
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