Post author: Benjamin Ong. Last update: 02/11/2015 at 2:40 pm by Benjamin Ong.
The Sequenom platform offers high-performance DNA analysis. This platform efficiently and precisely measures the amount of genetic target material and variations using Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization – Time-of-Flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) and is able to deliver reliable and specific data from complex biological samples and from trace amounts of genetic target material. The Sequenom platform supports:
- SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) Genotyping.
- Quantitative Gene Expression Analysis.
- Methylation Studies.
The Sequenom platform can analyse up to two SpectroCHIPs (384-wells each) per run without any necessary user intervention. The system is capable of analysing 384 multiplexed assays in about one hour period, giving a daily throughput of more than ten SpectroCHIPs (3840 multiplexed assays). The facility consists of a MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer and two Matrix liquid handlers. It provides access to instrumentation and technical assistance for performing SNP genotyping, quantitative gene expression and methylation analysis.
- The Sequenom platform is housed within a NATA accredited laboratory and is operated according to ISO 15189 requirements.
- Research collaboration.
- Fee for service.
Know how:Expertise:Availability of technical support:
- Support for experimental design is available.
- Support for instrument use is available.
Note that this material was imported form the Victorian Bioportal and content requires updating.