For those looking for the ultimate in performance and assay customization, Archer’s team of scientists is ready to develop and deliver wet lab-validated assays based on your specifications.
Most panels can be created within Assay Designer — an online design tool for users to build customized RNA, DNA and ctDNA assays using functionally-validated or newly designed primers quickly and economically. For customers seeking an additional layer of validation, there’s Designer Pro. Our expert scientists design, wet lab-validate and optimize the panel to your specifications. Extensive testing, data sharing and reports for signoff during development of your panel ensure optimal performance on your sample type before you receive your kits. Archer also provides full hands-on training and bioinformatic support for a quick and easy transition into your lab.
|Assay Designer||Designer Pro|
|Input type||FFPE, ctDNA, RNA, DNA||FFPE, ctDNA, RNA, DNA|
|Mutation type||fusions, splicing, SNVs, indels||fusions, splicing, SNVs, indels, CNVs, expression, complex mutations|
|Target input||gene list, uploaded BED file, gene menu selection||gene list, uploaded BED file, gene menu selection, suggested additions|
|Primer selection||functionally validated primers, de novo primer design||functionally validated primers, de novo primer design|
|Design reports||coverage report||full in silico design report|
|Review||expert review||expert review|
|Development & testing||balanced primer mixing for functionally validated primers||balanced primer mixing, iterative design and balancing|
|Wet lab validation||none||extensive testing on relevant sample types|
|Protocol optimization||none||input material and panel optimized|
|Functional testing signoff||none||data review and functional testing report|
|Quality control||upon request||prior to shipment|
|Kitting||lyophilized reagents in 8-strip test tubes||lyophilized reagents in 8-strip test tubes or 96-well plates|
|Inventory support||product lifetime||product lifetime with lot planning|
|Wet lab training||upon request||included|
|Data review||upon request||inlcuded|
|Content updates||upon request||priority updates|
All Archer Designer Pro Panels go through an iterative design process in order to achieve the high levels of performance. By following the same process Archer employs to develop catalog products, Designer Pro assays have the following characteristics:
Interested in a custom, wet lab-validated VariantPlex, FusionPlex or Reveal ctDNA panel? Fill out the form to get a quote. Include details on your targets, mutation types and starting material (ctDNA, DNA, RNA, FFPE, etc). Thanks!
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