To date, a few companies have commercialized DNA chip
products, but many more underlying scientific principles remain to be discovered before these devices are ready for routine clinical use.
Although DNA chips
encompassing fly genes will unleash a torrent of data, some scientists caution that the information won't make sense without years of follow-up research.
Table 6: World Long-term Projections for DNA Chips
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79
Table 8: World Historic Review for DNA Chips
by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, and Rest of World MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$Million for Years 2003 through 2008 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-89
The developed DNA chip
based on electrocopolymerization on gold electrodes gives a support with low autofluorescence, allowing the detection of <10% of mutated sequences within a mixed mutant/wild-type population.
The third type of DNA chip
is the "lab-on-a-chip", microfluidic systems that perform all the steps of molecular genetic analysis on a chip.
That's a job perfectly suited to a DNA chip
, says Hacia.
Toshiba emerged as an important contributor to the biotech science that integrates techniques drawn from medicine and genomics, through its development of an electrochemical DNA chip
that is able to analyze and type DNA sequences that can be used to identify genes.
Further, Toray and DNA Chip
Research will proceed with research with a view to developing DNA chips
for diagnosis of diseases, especially cancer and life-style related diseases, within two years.
The protein chip market is relatively small compared to the DNA chip
market, and its products and customers are generally quite different.
In addition, DNA Chip
Research has concluded a licensing agreement with SIGMA-ALDRICH Japan.
introduced a series of DNA chips
for genetic testing and other applications.