A microarray is a multiplex lab-on-a-chip. It is a 2D array on a solid substrate (usually a glass slide or silicon thin-film cell) that assays large amounts of biological material using high-throughput screening methods.

Types of microarrays include:

  • DNA microarrays, such as cDNA microarrays, oligonucleotide microarrays and SNP microarrays
  • MMChips, for surveillance of microRNA populations
  • Protein microarrays
  • Peptide microarrays, for detailed analyses or optimization of protein-protein interactions
  • Tissue microarrays
  • Cellular microarrays (also called transfection microarrays)
  • Chemical compound microarrays
  • Antibody microarrays
  • Carbohydrate arrays (glycoarrays)

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