DURHAM, N.C.–(EMWNews)–Expression Analysis, Inc., the industry’s
leading provider of genomic services for clinical trails and research,
announced today that it has entered into a scientific collaboration with
The Immunological Genome Project to provide microarray expression
profiling services for this NIH funded project.
The project will generate, under rigorous standardized conditions, a
complete microarray dissection of gene expression in the immune system
of the mouse. The focus is on primary cells ex vivo. The cells will be
analyzed through different states of maturation, innate or adaptive
immune responses, effector stages and different tissue localization. Dr.
Christophe Benoist, Principal Investigator for the project, said, “We
approached Expression Analysis because of their reputation in the
market. We are grateful for their interest in the project and we look
forward to an exciting collaboration in this important endeavor.”
Expression Analysis is expected to process thousands of mouse specimens
over the next couple years. With the company’s
capacity to process over 80,000 arrays per year on the Affymetrix and
Illumina platforms and the additional capacity of the Heliscope next
generation DNA sequencer technology, Expression Analysis is capable of
performing hundreds of such projects each year. “We
are pleased to have been selected to work on this project to define the
connectivity between genes in different immune cells, and how the
network fluctuates with genetic variation. We look forward to a very
successful collaboration,” stated Steve
McPhail CEO, Expression Analysis.
About Expression Analysis, Inc.
Expression Analysis, Inc. provides expression profiling and genotyping
and sequencing services using Illumina BeadChip®,
Affymetrix GeneChip® and Applied Biosystems’
TaqMan technologies. As the leading provider of microarray services in
clinical trails and research, Expression Analysis offers solutions for
challenging specimens such as blood and FFPE tissues, as well as nucleic
acid isolation and data analysis services. The organizations CLIA
registered lab supports GLP compliance.
More information can be found at www.expressionanalysis.com
About The Immunological Genome Project
The Immunological Genome Project is a NIH funded consortium. A
collaborative project whose goal is to generate gene expression
profiles, and construct genetic regulatory works, for all populations
and subpopulations of immunological cells in the mouse. It is a
multi-center project for the cell preparation, but all pipelined to a
single location for RNA preparation and expression profiling.
More information can be found at www.immgen.org.
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