Genomic Analysis Tools & Reagents
Discover • Explore • Validate • Test
After pioneering the microarray technology used to publish more than 20,000 scientific papers, Affymetrix is evolving into a provider of scalable, innovative genomic analysis tools and reagents for discovery, exploration, validation, and genetic testing. The acquisitions of Panomics and USB bring high-throughput, multi- to single-gene assays and premium-value molecular biology reagents to our customers, enabling a complete solution for genome-wide analysis studies and a range of products for cellular and protein analysis studies.
Affymetrix® microarray solutions include all necessary components for a successful microarray experiment, from arrays and reagents to instruments and software. Our complete range of solutions addresses diverse research needs, from RNA to DNA analysis, a few to thousands of samples, and targeted to genome-wide analysis.
Our QuantiGene®, QuantiGene Plex, QuantiGene ViewRNA, and Procarta® product lines (formerly Panomics) offer assays in the low- to mid-plex range for validating gene and protein expression data. These automatable, cost-effective assays are available in flexible formats and provide greater accuracy and precision compared to traditional PCR amplification methods.
Affymetrix GeneChip® microarray technology is the industry-standard tool for analyzing complex genetic information. After inventing microarray technology in the late 1980s, Affymetrix scientists have been dedicated to developing innovative products that provide researchers with a more complete view of the genome. These products continue to accelerate genetic research and enable scientists to develop diagnostics and tailor treatments for individual patients by identifying and measuring the genetic information associated with complex diseases.
Today, Affymetrix technology is used by the world's top pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government and not-for-profit research institutes. More than 1,800 systems have been shipped around the world and more than 14,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published using the technology.
Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has manufacturing facilities in Sacramento, Calif., Cleveland, Ohio, and Singapore. The company has about 1,100 employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across Europe and Asia.