The Microarray Unit now provides a microarray hybridization and scanning service. This service was launched as a result of our testing of the MAUI nhybridization unit (BioMicro Systems) under standardized conditions in the lab. We observed significant improvements in sensitivity, specificity, consistency, and accuracy when compared to the conventional coverslip-based methods. Investigators can submit fluorescently labeled nucleic acid samples that are purified and ready for hybridization. The MRF staff will apply the samples to the microarray and wash and scan the array the following morning. The current capacity of this service is 32 hybridizations per week. Samples will be processed on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Investigators planning to submit large numbers of samples should provide sufficient notice.
Last Updated September 30, 2008