Seamless Performance Between GeneChip Scanner 3000 and the Affymetrix GeneArray 2500 Scanner
The GeneChip Instrument System is the most advanced microarray analysis platform available and reduces the time and cost of discovery research. Improvements in array manufacturing processes have enabled Affymetrix to produce expression probe arrays with greater consistency and higher overall intensity values. Affymetrix has now taken the next step and developed instrumentation to keep pace with these advancements in probe array technology. As the centerpiece of the newest generation of GeneChip instrumentation, the Affymetrix GeneChip Scanner 3000 is the first step in further revolutionizing microarray analysis platforms, and will seamlessly incorporate future developments as GeneChip technology evolves. Advancements within the Affymetrix GeneChip system will build upon the GeneChip Scanner 3000 and address the requirements of new and emerging applications.
Today, the GeneChip Scanner 3000 incorporates advanced design improvements resulting in:
Integrated sample tracking
Greater data integrity
Improved assay performance
Many of the technical features and specifications of the GeneChip Scanner 3000 are detailed in the Affymetrix GeneChip Scanner 3000 Specification Sheet.
To ensure the smooth transition of customers to the GeneChip Scanner 3000 scanning system, it is critical that data generated using this scanner are comparable to data generated using the current GeneArray 2500 scanner. In other words, there must be high concordance between experimental data generated from a GeneChip Scanner 3000 and the current production scanne