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Microarray Core Facility

Slide Scanning

Our custom-printing lab is equipped with a ProScanArray HT confocal laser scanner with a 20-slide autoloader (Perkin Elmer, Waltham, MA). Configured with red (632 nm), green (543 nm), and yellow (590 nm) HeNe lasers and a blue (488 nm) Argon laser and the professional ProScanArray Express software, this system is very sophisticated and meets all of our customers needs. There are 10 emission filters (20nm band pass) at 508nm, 522nm, 530nm, 570nm, 578nm, 592nm, 614nm, 660nm, 670nm, and 694nm. This instrument will scan 25mm x 75mm microscope slides with 5, 10, 20, 30, and 50 micron pixel resolution. In addition to custom printed arrays, we can scan most manufactured arrays with these dimensions (e.g. LifeSciences ProtoArray, Agilient Gene Expression Arrays, GPBio LecChip)

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