Illumina launches new microarray platform

June 12, 2003 – Illumina Inc. is manufacturing a microarray for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function, according to a news release.

Sentrix BeadChips, based on Illumina’s BeadArray technology, are made using highly flexible MEMS technology. The method allows for the creation of any number of microfabricated wells clustered into discrete regions on the substrate, and each region can analyze a separate sample and be configured depending on researchers’ requirements, the release said.

Company officials said the new platform provides researchers increased flexibility and the ability to conduct projects on a smaller scale.

Illumina, which is listed on Nasdaq, was trading at 3.15 Thursday afternoon, down from 3.63 Wednesday.


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