Roche NimbleGen Introduces the MS 200 Microarray Scanner
Product News Jun 12, 2009
Roche NimbleGen introduces a new high-resolution scanning instrument, the NimbleGen MS 200 Microarray Scanner. The MS 200 is said to be the first scanner optimized to reveal the full potential and capture the complete picture from all NimbleGen DNA microarrays.
This offering completes the NimbleGen DNA Microarray processing family, comprised of a high-resolution suite of microarray technology products, supplies, equipment, and instrumentation as well as software for data analysis.
The scanner reproducibly acquires two-color 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 overnight runs. These features include a slide magazine for automated loading of up to 48 microarrays, 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 Expression.
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.