Arrayjet has announced the sale of an Aj120 Inkjet Microarray Spotter to the Ark-Genomics facility at the Roslin Institute; world famous as the birthplace of farm animal cloning
The Ark-Genomics Centre for Functional Genomics in Farm Animals, established six years ago as a provider of farm animal microarrays to researchers across the globe, is a jewel in the Roslin Institute's crown.
Ark-Genomics selected the Aj120 because it represented a step-up in microarray technology.
Richard Talbot, technical manager of Ark-Genomics said: "When we tested the Aj120 we recognised the technological advance Arrayjet had made in bringing this instrument to the microarray laboratory and having worked with split-pin spotting for some years, we wanted to choose an instrument which moved our service forward in terms of quality and reliability - the Aj120 was quickly installed in our lab and ran well during the entire time it was on-site.
"We've never experienced this level of usability in a spotter before".
Arrayjet chief executive Graham Miller was thrilled that Ark-Genomics had chosen the Aj120.
"We have always believed that our technology was ideal for a high throughput microarray facility; to be selected by Ark-Genomics is a huge vote of confidence for Arrayjet and we are proud to be associated with them.
"Arrayjet's unique implementation of modern, intelligent inkjet technology has made it possible for high throughput microarray facilities to have the best of both worlds: high quality and high speed/capacity.
"Ark-Genomics's choice of an Arrayjet inkjet microarray spotter has truly established our technology platform as the state of the art choice for microarray production."