Addition of GeneTitan to ServiceXS laboratory

Press Release ServiceXS – GeneTitanTM



Leiden, June 30th 2009 – Today, ServiceXS announced that they have acquired the GeneTitanTM Instrument from Affymetrix which maximizes the productivity of their lab. The GeneTitanTM combines the hybridisation oven, fluidics processing and imaging device into one bench-top machine, automating the microarray experiments from array processing to data generation. With the newly acquired GeneTitanTM, ServiceXS can offer its clients same better results and a higher throughput.


“We are proud to add the GeneTitan to our lab collections. It provides us the possibility to expand our capacity” states Edwin de Vries, Marketing and Sales Manager of ServiceXS. “ServiceXS already offered high quality data to our customers. With the GeneTitan we can generate even more reproducible results and decrease turn around times!”

The add on from the GeneTitanTM to the conventional Affymetrix workflow completes another milestone in an exciting first half of 2009. Already two new services were introduced recently by ServiceXS: microRNA expression profiling and DNA methylation analysis service. This introduction once again underscores the commitment to innovation and quality. Currently, human, mouse and rat 3’ expression arrays are available in the format for the GeneTitanTM. In the end of 2009, Affymetrix will also launch a genome wide genotyping plate format which is compatible. More and more applications will become available over time, making the GeneTitanTM a strategic contribution to the ServiceXS laboratories.


About ServiceXS

ServiceXS provides high quality genomics and proteomics services to clients in industry and academia. The company’s services range from experimental design, consultation, sample preparation and sample processing to data analysis. What makes ServiceXS unique is the combination of experience, knowledge and a broad portfolio of services. Furthermore, ServiceXS offers the choice in industry leading technology platforms, providing our clients with high quality data and excellent support. Therefore, ServiceXS is not only a service provider, but a partner in Life Sciences. ServiceXS was established in 2002 and located in the BioScience Park in Leiden, the Netherlands.