Microarrays

Microarrays

Microarrays are used to quantify the abundance of target nucleic acids or to obtain genotype information in a sample by sequence-dependent hybridization to DNA probes bound to the array surface. Due to automation and small scale format, thousands of experiments can be performed in parallel on one microarray. This allows e.g. for detecting differential gene or miRNA expression levels within a complete transcriptome or for identifying copy number, SNP and methylation variations within a given genome. At IMGM, we work with the state-of-the-art Agilent, Affymetrix adn Illumina platforms. 

The IMGM team will assist you in the design of a perfect microarray project. We generate high quality data and offer bioinformatic data analysis tailored to your needs in order to deliver meaningful information about your samples. 

IMGM Laboratories GmbH holds an accreditation for gene expression analysis, microRNA profiling, SNP and indel genotyping using microarray technologies according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 awarded by the DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH). IMGM has been appointed “Certified Service Provider (CSP) for Gene Expression Microarrays” by Agilent and Affymetrix, as well as "CSP for DMET Plus genotyping analysis".

The broad spectrum of microarray services at IMGM include:

  • Whole genome expression analysis
  • miRNA expression analysis
  • Methylation analysis
  • Copy number variation analysis
  • SNP genotyping
  • DMET Plus genotyping
  • Custom design

♦ compatible with FFPE material

In addition, we apply our flexibility and long-standing expertise to offer solutions tailored to your exact requirements and the focus of your project.

Overview of our microarray portfolio

Application ↓/ Platform →Agilent SurePrint MicroarraysAffymetrix MicroarraysIllumina BeadChips
Gene expression + +  
miRNA expression + +  
CNV analysis + + +
Methylation analysis +   +
Genome-wide genotyping   + +
Pharmacogenetic (ADME) genotyping   + +
CNV analysis in oncology (FFPE-compatible)   +  

 

If you have a question about our microarray services or would like to request a quote for a specific project, our expert team will be pleased to get in touch with you. Contact us.

 

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