Agilent 60-mer oligonucleotide probes are synthesized in situ (SurePrint inkjet technology) resulting in highly reproducible features and provide signal-to-noise ratio six times above other microarrays. Arrays are imaged using a 2-micron high resolution scanner.
Microarrays for human, mouse and rat are offered as 8 x 60,000 probes slide formats. Probe sequences are based on updated transcriptome databases (enriched content from RefSeq, Ensembl, UniGene Human Genome, and GenBank) for mRNA targets, as well as on some lincRNAs (long intergenic non-coding RNAs).
Microarrays for several model organisms are available as 4 x 15,208 up to 43,803 probes slide formats. The number of probes depends on species. These include, for instance, Arabidopsis thaliana, bovine, canine, barley, salmon, etc. Moreover, Agilent also offers the possibility of custom design microarrays, using eArray, Agilent's online microarray design application. Easily design new probes, upload your own, or select content from Agilent databases, and access various array formats for complete flexibility. Prices vary according the number of probes per slide and the number of slides/samples.
Detailed information about the chips is available from the Agilent web site.