Published in Drug Week, August 12th, 2005
Beckman Coulter, which manufactures laboratory instrument systems for diagnostic tests and biological research, upgraded DNAPrint's SNPstream Ultra High Throughput instrument from 12-plex to 48-plex capability, allowing for an approximate 4-fold increase in throughput, or the rate at which it can read DNA sequences. The instrument reads DNA sequence from microarray slides (so-called DNA chips) containing about 18,000 nanospots. Since the upgrade in capability does not require commensurate increases in labor,...
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