- SureDesign is the only publicly available microarray design platform in the industry.
- The platform is free to all registered users.
- Unmatched flexibility enables users to design using pre-existing content or from Agilent’s high-definition CGH and location analysis databases.
- SureDesign has both “standard” and “advanced” design settings for easier navigation of routine designs, and it provides advanced users with more control to customize inputs if they choose.
- Arrays are available in eight different formats. Researchers can simultaneously query up to six different genome databases while they individually customize the number of unique probes and level of redundancy they require.
- SureDesign’s intuitive design environment enables researchers to input customizable parameters tailored to their specific needs, allowing more control over the potential for incidental findings.
Best known for its superior next-generation sequencing functionality, SureDesign is a Web-based design tool used to build NGS target enrichment libraries for SureSelect and HaloPlex systems and now also custom microarray designs. The newly optimized version provides a modern user interface and an intuitive design workflow, enabling new and experienced users to easily develop and order custom designs. For more information, visit www.agilent.com/genomics/suredesign.About Agilent in Genomics Agilent is a global leader in target enrichment for next-generation sequencing and genomic microarrays. The Agilent SureSelect and HaloPlex target enrichment systems enable researchers to easily choose which segments of a genome to sequence, avoiding the time and expense needed to sequence the entire genome. HaloPlex offers a same day sample-to-sequencer workflow; SureSelect can accurately capture whole exomes and whole methylomes in a single reaction. These are just two products arising from Agilent’s expertise in synthesizing custom complex mixtures of long oligonucleotides gained in microarray manufacturing. Additional product lines built on this core technology include microarrays for genome-wide measurement of gene expression and for comparative genomics hybridization (CGH), as well as SureFISH, a highly specific and sensitive product line for oligonucleotide fluorescent in situ hybridization. In addition to oligonucleotide-based products, Agilent offers a microfluidic bioanlyzer to measure sample quality, and a full set of reagents, hardware, methods and bioinformatics software for genomic experiments. About Agilent Technologies Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,600 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.8 billion in fiscal 2013. Information about Agilent is available at www.agilent.com. On Sept. 19, 2013, Agilent announced plans to separate into two publicly traded companies through a tax-free spinoff of its electronic measurement company. The separation is expected to be completed in early November 2014.
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