"Axiom Turkey Genotyping Array is a benefit to the global turkey industry and provides many opportunities and avenues for future research," stated Dr. Alfons Koerhuis, chief technical officer for the Aviagen Group. "Aviagen is pleased to be a part of making it available for public use. This array is the latest output in a long ongoing collaboration between Aviagen and Affymetrix, paving the way for genomics selection research and implementation in Aviagen's breeding programs.""We are pleased to support the goals of the turkey and avian research community to improve breeding stocks and address the broader goals of public institutions and private breeders, such as food security and disease resistance," said Laurent Bellon, Ph.D., senior vice president and general manager, Genotyping Business Unit at Affymetrix. Affymetrix is committed to meeting the avian research and breeding community's needs with advanced technologies that are practical, easy to use, and cost-effective." To learn more about the Axiom genotyping platform, please visit www.affymetrix.com/agrigenotyping for applications in agrigenomics. About USDA-ARS The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency responsible for developing and transferring solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority. The ARS seeks to find solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from the field to table. The ARS mission is to conduct research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:
- ensure high-quality, safe food and other agricultural products
- assess the nutritional needs of Americans
- sustain a competitive agricultural economy
- enhance the natural resource base and the environment
- provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole
More information is available at http://www.ars.usda.gov/aboutus/aboutus.htm.The magazine is available at http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/. About Affymetrix Affymetrix technologies enable multiplex and simultaneous analysis of biological systems at the cell, protein, and gene level, facilitating the rapid translation of benchtop research into clinical and routine use for human health and wellness. Affymetrix provides leadership and support, partnering with customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and nonprofit research institutes in their quest to use biology for a better world. More than 2,300 microarray systems have been shipped around the world and more than 94,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published citing Affymetrix technologies. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, San Diego, Vienna, and Singapore. Affymetrix has about 1,100 employees and maintains sales and distribution operations worldwide. For more information about Affymetrix, please visit www.affymetrix.com Forward-looking statements All statements in this press release that are not historical are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act as amended, including statements regarding Affymetrix' "expectations," "beliefs," "hopes," "intentions," "strategies," or the like. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially for Affymetrix from those projected. These and other risk factors are discussed in Affymetrix' Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, and other SEC reports for subsequent quarterly periods. PLEASE NOTE: Affymetrix, the Affymetrix logo, and Axiom trademarks are the property of Affymetrix, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.