Monash-Agilent Microarray Service Centre

The partnership between Agilent and Monash University Malaysia through the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences is the first of its kind for Agilent with a university in Malaysia.

Under the agreement, a centre of excellence known as the Monash-Agilent Authorized Microarray Service Centre was established at Monash University Malaysia. This centre is equipped with the latest microarray instruments and will provide competency training for the centre’s lab professionals undertaking molecular-genetic studies of human disease. The facilities include:

* Agilent Microarray D Scanner and Bioanalyzer

* Agilent Scan Control Software 9.1.1.1

* Agilent Feature Extraction 11.0.1.1

* Agilent GeneSpring GX 12.5

* Agilent 2100 Expert Software B.02.08

Agilent Microarray D Scanner and Bioanalyzer    

The Agilent Microarray D Scanner (left pic) utilizes SurePrint inkjet technology, which produces highly reproducible 60-mer oligo probes directly on glass slides, resulting in the highest sensitivity and 6X the signal:noise ratio than other microarrays. Agilent Microarrays are available in multiple slide formats, ranging from 1 x 244K, 2 x 105K, 4 x 44K, and 8 x 15K. It offers a solution for the following applications:

1. Gene Expression
2. Comparative Genomics Hybridization
3. MicroRNA
4. Chromatin Immunoprecipitation
5. DNA methylation

The Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer (right pic) as the first commercially available instrument to use microfluids technology for the analysis of biological samples. It has many advantages over conventional techniques. These advantages include improved data precision and reproducibility, short analysis times, minimal sample consumption, improved automation and integration of complex workflows.  
Applications:-

  1. RNA quality check with RIN
  2. DNA size and quantification
  3. SDS-PAGE replacement for protein analysis
  4. On-chip flow cytometry

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Agilent Scan Control Software 9.1.1.1  

Scan Control Software is the user interface software that controls the Agilent scanner which includes Agilent Microarray D Scanner.

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Agilent Feature Extraction 11.0.1.1  

Agilent’s Feature Extraction Software reads and processes raw microarray image files to prepare microarray data for analysis. It automatically performs feature extraction using scanned image files created by the scanner. User can also run the Feature Extraction program manually to examine images and set up feature extraction options.

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Agilent GeneSpring GX 12.5

This software offers a broad range of sophisticated tools for analyzing and managing data derived from a diverse set of genomic platforms.

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Agilent 2100 Expert Software B.02.08  

This powerful software is used for the analysis of RNA, DNA, proteins and cells. It is created for Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer system.

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