Customer Input Drives Expansion of OGT's Cytocell Aquarius® Haematology FISH Probe Range

OXFORD, England, Oct. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), The Molecular Genetics Company, has today announced a significant expansion of its existing catalogue of Cytocell Aquarius® Haematology probes for fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) - underlining the company's position as the one-stop-shop for high-quality FISH probes. These additions have been introduced due to an ongoing commitment to use customer input as a major driver for the rapid development of the latest research-relevant probes. The 14 newly launched probes are:

CBFB Proximal Probe Red

CSF1R/RPS14 (5q32-q33) Probe Red

CBFB Distal Probe Green

EGR1/CDC25C (5q31) Probe Green

MECOM Probe Red

TERT (5p15.33) Probe Aqua

RUNX1 Probe Green

CUX1 (7q22) Probe Green

NUP98 Proximal Probe Red

EZH2 (7q36) Probe Red

NUP98 Distal Probe Green

Chromosome 7 Alpha Satellite Probe Aqua

TET2 Probe Red

USP46 (4q12) Probe Green


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The new cost-effective and quality-assured probes are optimised for use on common sample types and are sold as pre-mixed, easy-to-use formulations to minimise experimental errors.

As the longest-standing FISH probe manufacturer in the world, 2016 marks 25 years of Cytocell expertise and customer service in the development and production of FISH products. "Our myProbes custom probe service gives us the opportunity to get continuous customer input," explains Faidra Partheniou, Haematology Product Manager at OGT. "It truly helps us to respond quickly to changes in customer demand and it helps researchers by providing a first port of call for rapid development of new probes. These latest additions to our Cytocell Aquarius portfolio are testament to this."

OGT also offers the opportunity to evaluate the accurate, user-friendly FISH probes in customer's own labs free of charge by simply requesting up to four free probes from their extensive range.  

To find out more about the comprehensive range of Cytocell FISH probes and to request a free sample, please visit .

The new additions to the Cytocell Aquarius® Haematology probe range are currently only available within North America as analyte specific reagents (ASRs), analytical and performance characteristics are not established. CE-marked IVD versions for sale in Europe are anticipated.

US: myProbes® - Analyte Specific Reagent. Analytical performance characteristics are not established. ROW: myProbes® - For Research Use Only; Not for Use in Diagnostic Procedures. Cytocell: Some products may not be available in the US.

SOURCE Oxford Gene Technology (OGT)

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