Microarray based assays for molecular cytogenetics research provide a genome-wide reliable approach that enables high-solution DNA copy number analysis to detect gains, losses, loss/absence of heterozygosity (LOH/AOH), copy-neutral LOH (cnLOH), regions identical-by-descent, and mosaicism in a single assay. Identify aneuploidies, microdeletions, microduplications as well as other types of chromosomal aberrations in the whole genome.

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Cytogenetics analysis solutions

Complete solution including microarrays and reagents kits for genome-wide analysis. Microarrays are often used to detect structural variants and accurately profile chromosomal aberrations that lead to disease. Our microarrays and reagent kits offer robust, reliable method for low- and high-resolution copy number detection.

Free-of-charge software tailored to cytogenetic research analysis and reporting with streamlined analysis workflow, customizable filters, mosaic identification and non-integer CN reporting, and direct access to internal and external databases for meaningful interpretation of your data. Also including ISCN nomenclature.

An automated liquid-handling workstation that can be used with CytoScan assays to help reduce intra-operator variability and the labor burden associated with complex manual pipetting, helping to improve reproducibility and laboratory efficiency

Provides high-resolution array scanning and automation to dramatically improve efficiency in gene expression and genetic analysis applications

OncoScan CNV Assay

For FFPE samples, OncoScan™ CNV Assay, based on Molecular Inversion Probe (MIP) technology, offers genome-wide copy number, loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and copy neutral LOH (cnLOH) detection, and enhanced resolution in ~900 cancer genes all from a single assay. Data can be generated from only 80 ng of FFPE-derived DNA within 48 hours.

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Balanced whole-genome coverage with CytoScan Cytogenetics Suite

Unlike other arrays, which lack the ability to deliver truly balanced whole-genome coverage due to probe density, reproducibility and design limitations, CytoScan Cytogenetics Suite Arrays offer the best balance of polymorphic and non-polymorphic probes to enable comprehensive coverage for cytogenetics applications.

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CytoScan Cytogenetics Suite
  • A balanced hybrid design with both SNPs and non-polymorphic probes enables complete coverage.  
  • A SNP-only array will have coverage gaps when the gene does not contain informative SNPs. 

CytoScan Cytogenetics Suite SNP content enables the detection of:

  • Accurate detection of regions of homozygosity—achieved by high-density SNPs evenly distribute across the genome
  • Mendelian consistency of Duo/Trio of samples—with high-density SNPs with >99% genotype accuracy. Only high density SNP genotypes allow for Mendelian consistency analysis for parent-of-origin studies.
  • Confident breakpoint determination—high density SNP and non-polymorphic probes coverage inside and outside genic regions that enable confident breakpoint determination and CN event-independent confirmation through the entire genome
  • Triploidy detection—high density SNPs enable the detection of triploidy, cellular contamination, and mixed cell populations or DNAs
  • Low-level mosaic elucidation—by using non integer copy number values obtained from high-density probes as well as confirmation from the allelic pattern changes
  • Allele-specific analysis—allelic patterns elucidate allelic imbalances such as LOH/AOH, which is very common in hematological malignancies, and whether haploid/diploid and haploid-doubled events have occurred
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  Download CytoScan brochure for representative data of the above applications.

Robust manual or automated workflows

The CytoScan HD Suite includes an optimized and streamlined assay and all-inclusive reagent kit. The assay protocol makes it easy to obtain consistent and high-quality results with processes aligned with laboratory workflow requirements. CytoScan™ Reagent Kit is designed to save time and money, reduce operator error, and deliver the highest performance.

Automated Target Preparation

CytoScan HD Suite

A complete cytogenetic microarray solution that includes CytoScan™ HD Array, reagent kits, and the simple, user-friendly software, Chromosome Analysis Suite (ChAS).

CytoScan HD Suite was designed to provide the most comprehensive future-proof coverage and highest performance for detecting chromosomal aberrations in a broad range of sample types for constitutional, cancer, stem cell, and neurodevelopmental applications.

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