A statistical analyst from the Bioinformatics Shared Resource is available once a week to assist new users with experimental design. Workshops are held at FCT5.5049, from 1-3 p.m.
The SMF offers its microarray services via an online Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), an application of the ResearchStation. User accounts, project submissions and service requests are managed via the LIMS.
Access to Data
All data generated by the microarray service is stored and accessed via the ResearchStation. The SMF uploads microarray data to ResearchStation’s Research Data Management Tool (RDMT) via the SMF LIMS connection. Once uploaded to RDMT the data is released for analysis by Faculty in the department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. Investigators may request their data be burned to a CD or DVD.
Note: Illumina microarray service requests are not included in the current version of LIMS. These requests are tracked outside the LIMS system.
Microarray Service Prices
The Affymetrics microarray service is divided into: RNA and DNA sample quality verification, target preparation, hybridization, Imaging and signal quantification. Investigators may request our complete microarray processing or choose to have the facility perform partial service. Our prices for the component services are listed below:
|Sample QA/QC Services||MD Anderson price||Non-MD Anderson Price|
|RNA Sample QA/QC- Bioanalyzer high sensitivity chip (1-12 samples)||$64/chip||$131.20/chip|
|DNA Sample QA/QC||$8.20/sample||$16.81/sample|
|RNA/DNA Quantification Using Nanodrop||No charge with TP services||No charge with TP services|
|Affymetrix Microarray Services*||MD Anderson price||Non-MD Anderson Price|
|Target Preparation (TP) Services|
|TP for gene expression profiling on Affymetrix: Express 3'IVT||$165/sample||$338.25/sample|
|TP for gene expression profiling on Affymetrix , Gene 1.0 ST, and Exon 1.0 ST arrays||$155/sample||$317.75/sample|
|TP for SNP 6.0 processing on Affymetrix platform||$205/sample||$420.25/sample|
|TP for Affymetrix CytoScan (TP and Hybridization)||$262/sample||$539.15/sample|
|Hybridization for microarrays on Affymetrix platform (except SNP 6.0)||$65/microarray||$133.25/microarray|
|Hybridization for SNP 6.0 processing on Affymetrix platform||$110/microarray||$225.50/microarray|
|Imaging (including signal quantification) Services|
|Imaging for all microarrays on Affymetrix platform||$35/microarray||$71.75/microarray|
|Imaging for Affymetrix CytoScan||$45/microarray||$92.25/microarray|
Note: Investigator supplies Affymetrix arrays.
*Effective December 2012, the Nimblegen Array Service will be terminated as these arrays will be discontinued by the manufacturer.
Illumina Microarray Service
|Illumina Microarray Service*||MD Anderson price/sample||Non-MD Anderson Price/sample|
|Illumina Infinium Genotyping *(CytoSNP and Omni arrays)|
|Illumina Infinium Genotyping-FFPE (OmniExpress and CytoSNP)|
|Illumina GoldenGate Genotyping (investigator supplies array)||$83.00||$170.15|
|Illumina HumanMethylation450 Infinium||$502||$1,040|
|Illumina FFPE HumanMethylation||$595||$1,220|
|Illumina Gene Expression|
|Illumina HumanHT12v4 (24 rxn)||$247||$506|
|Illumina MouseWG-6 v2 (12 rxn)||$340||$697|
|Illumina MouseRef-8 v2 (16 rxn)||$274||$562|
|Illumina Gene Expression-FFPE||$280||$574|
Note: Illumina microarray prices include both array cost and processing fees unless otherwise stated.