Axon Releases GenePix® Professional 4200A Scanner
News Apr 01, 2003
Axon Instruments, Inc. has announced the release of its four-color GenePix® Professional 4200A scanner for genomics and proteomics microarray research. The GenePix Professional 4200A is the top-of-the-line addition to the GenePix series of microarray scanners from Axon Instruments and is available with up to four internal lasers and sixteen emission filters. The scanner features adjustable focusing and laser-power control and includes custom-designed performance-verification slides, to check compliance with factory benchmark specifications over the lifetime of the instrument. All GenePix scanner models are shipped with GenePix Pro acquisition and analysis software.
As genome editing technologies advance toward clinical therapies, they are raising hopes of a completely new way to treat disease. However, challenges need to be addressed before potential treatments can be widely used in patients. To tackle these challenges, the National Institutes of Health has launched the Somatic Cell Genome Editing program, which has awarded multiple grants including more than $3.6 million to assess the safety of genome editing in human cells and tissues.