Illumina offers a powerful, easy-to-use online tool that enables researchers to design microarray probes for Illumina custom genotyping arrays. The DesignStudio Microarray Assay Designer helps researchers evaluate loci and create the most successful custom genotyping assays.
Metrics returned by DesignStudio provide success prediction information, validation status, and minor allele frequencies from published studies. Researchers should use these metrics to select an initial assay panel that includes microarray probe designs predicted to have a high likelihood of success in genetic analysis experiments.
DesignStudio is used to design microarray probes for Infinium iSelect Custom Genotyping BeadChip Arrays, which enable interrogation of virtually any marker for any species, supporting 3,072–700,000 custom SNPs, CNVs, and indels. With the high multiplexing of the Infinium Assay and the flexibility of our multi-sample microarray formats, Infinium iSelect Custom Genotyping BeadChips open up new opportunities for human and agricultural studies.