Almac XCel™ Array for FFPE Profiling

Almac Xcel™ Array for the profiling of FFPE samples provides the only 3’ gene expression array designed and optimized for use with formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues.

This array, offered exclusively through Affymetrix, was designed by Almac for optimal performance in these precious samples. The ability to profile FFPE samples enables researchers to access existing banks of stored retrospective samples containing known clinical outcomes. In addition, researchers can analyze newly collected tissue, as standard clinical protocols require clinicians to collect and store tumor and normal adjacent tissue using formalin fixation and paraffin embedding.

These sample sources enable the potential for retrospective biomarker and validation studies with a significant reduction in biomarker development time and costs.

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