While Agilent offers a growing list of catalogue arrays which extensively cover model organisms, their catalogue offerings still do not meet the needs of all customers.
For this reason, they created eArray, an online tool which can be used to create arrays from existing probe sets, or by uploading sequences.
eArray allows researchers to focus their studies on genes, or chromosome regions, of interest rather than using a global array. It also allows researchers who work with other species to create an array based on an existing set of ESTs or gene sequences. This tool is free to use with a free user account.
eArray is designed to create a secure environment so that only the creators, and the collaborators they designate, can access the design. This means that the customer has the option of allowing members of PMGC to become a collaborator and order the arrays directly, or the customer can keep the design private and simply have the arrays shipped to us.
Custom arrays can be designed for most applications (the exception being the hairpin designed miRNA) and in many existing array formats. The costs for service remain the same as catalogue pricing, as long as the PMGC is a collaborator on the design and can order the arrays. If the customer opts to keep the design private then they must order the arrays directly from Agilent (PMGC service charges will be adjusted as to not include the cost of the arrays).
For more information about custom arrays, visit the Agilent eArray webpage.
Agilent also offers solutions for ChIP-on-chip analysis and DNA methylation analysis.
Pricing is highly dependent on experimental design - please allow us to help you find the most cost effective solution, take advantage of our complimentary experimental design consultation!