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Expression Analysis Announces Collaboration With The Immunological Genome Project

July 17, 2008

Expression Analysis, Inc., the industry’s leading provider of genomic services for clinical trails and research, announced today that it has entered into a scientific collaboration with The Immunological Genome Project to provide microarray expression profiling services for this NIH funded project.

The project will generate, under rigorous standardized conditions, a complete microarray dissection of gene expression in the immune system of the mouse. The focus is on primary cells ex vivo. The cells will be analyzed through different states of maturation, innate or adaptive immune responses, effector stages and different tissue localization. Dr. Christophe Benoist, Principal Investigator for the project, said, “We approached Expression Analysis because of their reputation in the market. We are grateful for their interest in the project and we look forward to an exciting collaboration in this important endeavor.”

Expression Analysis is expected to process thousands of mouse specimens over the next couple years. With the company’s capacity to process over 80,000 arrays per year on the Affymetrix and Illumina platforms and the additional capacity of the Heliscope next generation DNA sequencer technology, Expression Analysis is capable of performing hundreds of such projects each year. “We are pleased to have been selected to work on this project to define the connectivity between genes in different immune cells, and how the network fluctuates with genetic variation. We look forward to a very successful collaboration,” stated Steve McPhail CEO, Expression Analysis.

About Expression Analysis, Inc.

Expression Analysis, Inc. provides expression profiling and genotyping and sequencing services using Illumina BeadChip(R), Affymetrix GeneChip(R) and Applied Biosystems’ TaqMan technologies. As the leading provider of microarray services in clinical trails and research, Expression Analysis offers solutions for challenging specimens such as blood and FFPE tissues, as well as nucleic acid isolation and data analysis services. The organizations CLIA registered lab supports GLP compliance.

More information can be found at www.expressionanalysis.com

About The Immunological Genome Project

The Immunological Genome Project is a NIH funded consortium. A collaborative project whose goal is to generate gene expression profiles, and construct genetic regulatory works, for all populations and subpopulations of immunological cells in the mouse. It is a multi-center project for the cell preparation, but all pipelined to a single location for RNA preparation and expression profiling.

More information can be found at www.immgen.org.




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