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Cambridge Genomic Services

A Next-Generation Sequencing and Array Facility in the Department of Pathology

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Toray

Toray is a Japanese company that came late on the array market but have an excellent miRNA 3D gene product that CGS runs routinely.bio_001_img_01.jpg

The advantages of the Toray 3D technology are:

  • the black substrate for low background noise
  • the use of microbeads for a homogenous hybridisation

There is very little background, an increased signal/noise ratio and therefore no need for amplification. This PCR-free method  is ideal for identifying and measuring with accuracy the expression of small RNAs in Human, Mouse and Rat. Details of the arrays are here.

CGS has compared next-generation sequencing and Toray array technologies for the study of microRNAs. The results indicate the Toray arrays generate a higher number of results and more robust and reliable data. We are in the process of publishing this data. Please do not hesitate to discuss this with us. We are happy to share our findings.