BELMONT, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Phalanx Biotech Group, a global provider of genomic analysis services, announces the newest member to its expression microarray family – the Rice Genome OneArray®. The Rice OneArray® contains 22,003 long-oligonucleotide probes engineered to meet specific isothermal requirements for superb hybridization performance. The microarray features data reproducibility with CV<6% and demonstrates high correlation with qPCR. As opposed to competitor products from Affymetrix and Agilent Technologies, the Rice OneArray® was specifically designed from RGAP 6.1 and BGI v2008 databases for Oryza sativa Japonica and Indica varieties. This design provides comprehensive coverage against well annotated Gene Ontology categories including cell growth and maintenance, protein biosynthesis, defense response, transcription and metabolism.
"As the world's major food staple, rice has been one of the most studied plant genomes. Genomic tools for gene expression profiling and sequence analysis will enable researchers to develop rice strains with improved crop yield as well as tolerance against various environmental stresses," said Shengwan Lee, President and CEO. "As a strong proponent of agricultural research to improve global food supplies, we plan to develop expression microarrays for additional crops to allow researchers around the globe to benefit from affordable genomics screening assays."
The OneArray® product line consists of microarrays for whole genome gene and microRNA expression profiling. As a complement to the Rice OneArray®, the Plant microRNA OneArray® incorporates major crops including rice, wheat, corn, sorghum, and grape. All arrays conform to the strictest quality control standards and are manufactured using proprietary PhalanxJet spotting technology, specialized coating chemistry, and a fully automated assembly system. Phalanx Biotech's unparalleled expertise in microarray technologies forms the basis for an exceptional OneArray® Service Team dedicated to offering genomic research solutions from sample preparation to data analysis.
About Phalanx Biotech Group
Phalanx Biotech Group, with operations in California and Taiwan, provides genomics research products and services worldwide to academic, pharmaceutical and biotech communities. Built on world-class, integrated-chip foundry technology, Phalanx Biotech has developed the OneArray® line of high-quality and affordable microarrays for expression profiling of whole genomes, microRNA, and custom targets. Our highly-trained service specialists provide a comprehensive offering of gene expression and microRNA profiling services for biomarker discovery including sample preparation, expression analysis, and qPCR validation. For more information about our products and services,