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Oxford Gene Technology Ltd. Release: New Application Note Examines the Application and Benefits of Combined aCGH +SNP Arrays



3/20/2013 11:21:29 AM

Oxford, UK – 20 March 2013. Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), provider of innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine, has produced a new, free-to-download application note on combined array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays. The application note, titled ‘Detecting copy number variants and runs of homozygosity on a single array — challenges and applications’ aims to support researchers in navigating this combined approach for the simultaneous detection of copy number variations (CNVs) and runs of homozygosity (ROH).

aCGH has established itself as the “gold-standard” platform for array-based CNV detection. Recent advances have enabled the combination of aCGH probes for CNV detection with probes able to detect SNPs. Ideal for clinical genetics researchers, the application note highlights the importance and benefits of these combined probe arrays in the detection of various genetic conditions. For example, OGT’s CytoSure aCGH +SNP arrays allow any reference DNA to be used and no restriction digest of the sample is required. This means that labelling and hybridisation steps can be competed in a single day — which is significantly quicker than typical SNP platforms — while providing information on changes in copy number and regions of homozygosity, and integrating into existing workflows.

The OGT arrays have been research-validated to provide informative, biologically relevant SNP data for various genetic aberrations such as uniparental disomy (UDP), mosaic aneuploidy and ROH, without compromising on high-quality CNV data. CytoSure aCGH +SNP arrays are available for constitutional, cancer and molecular genetics research. Each array purchase also comes with complimentary access to OGT’s powerful, user-friendly CytoSure Interpret Software, a CNV and SNP data analysis package which contains innovative features to minimise user intervention and maximise consistency and speed of data interpretation.

To learn more about aCGH + SNP arrays download the application note.

To find out more about OGT’s CytoSure aCGH +SNP arrays, visit www.ogt.com/cytosure or contact us at products@ogt.com

For further information, please contact:

Oxford Gene Technology, Begbroke Science Park, Begbroke Hill, Woodstock Road, Begbroke, Oxfordshire, OX5 1PF, U.K.

T: +44 (0) 1865 856826; F: +44 (0) 1865 848684; E: contact@ogt.com

W: www.ogt.com ; Twitter: @OxfordGeneTech

About Oxford Gene Technology

Founded by Professor Ed Southern, Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) provides innovative genetics research and biomarker solutions to advance molecular medicine. The company has two trading businesses: Genomic Solutions comprises of CytoSure™ cytogenetics array, labelling and interpretation software products and services for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities, and Genefficiency™ Genomics, a unique combination of platforms, expertise and processing capabilities to deliver rapid, relevant genomic data. The Biomarkers business utilises proprietary next generation technologies to build a rich patent-protected portfolio of promising biomarkers for early stage cancer detection including advanced programmes in colorectal and prostate cancer plus the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.

CytoSure™ and Genefficiency™ NGS browser: For Research Use Only; Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures CytoSure: This product is provided under an agreement between Agilent Technologies, Inc., and OGT. The manufacture, use, sale or import of this product may be subject to one or more of U.S. patents, pending applications, and corresponding international equivalents, owned by Agilent Technologies, Inc. The purchaser has the non-transferable right to use and consume the product for RESEARCH USE ONLY AND NOT for DIAGNOSTICS PROCEDURES. It is not intended for use, and should not be used, for the diagnosis, prevention, monitoring, treatment or alleviation of any disease or condition, or for the investigation of any physiological process, in any identifiable human, or for any other medical purpose.


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