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OGT Offers new Genomic DNA Labelling Kit for Cytogenetics ArraysOGT Offers new Genomic DNA Labelling Kit for Cytogenetics Arrays

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Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) has launched a Genomic DNA labelling kit offering a simple protocol. The labelling kit, which is fully optimized for OGT’s CytoSure™ family of high resolution oligonucleotide arrays, adds to the Company’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services, which together provide a complete solution for cytogeneticists, from sample to result.

The Genomic DNA labelling kit contains Cy3 and Cy5 dyes for dual-color hybridizations, and uses a unique buffer formulation to allow more efficient use of reagents without loss of signal intensity.

The kit contains everything required for the protocol, including nucleotide mix, random primers, enzymes and even the clean-up columns and collection tubes. OGT also offers analysis software to allow easier interpretation of results with data exchange for comprehensive, cytogenetic profiling, and comprehensive training for customers of its CytoSure arrays.

Barbara DuPont, Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Greenwood Genetic Center in South Carolina, USA, which provides diagnostic and clinical genetics services, said: “We have moved from the BAC platform to using OGT’s CytoSure arrays, and it was a very easy transition. The array protocols are very quick and simple, and we get a lot of extra information with CytoSure. The addition of the labelling kit has further streamlined sample throughput.”

Spencer Howell, Director of Cytogenetics at OGT, said: “I am delighted to announce the Genomic DNA labelling kit to accompany the second generation of CytoSure oligonucleotide arrays. By supplying arrays, reagents and analysis software, and with new products and array designs in development, we continue our commitment to providing aCGH analysis to cytogenetics laboratories around the world.”