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Table 3 Characteristics of microarray scanners.

From: Scanner calibration revisited

Scanner Channel PMTi B a gii
Agilent Cy3 100 106 0.95 11.90
Agilent Cy3 50 52 0.95 12.14
Agilent Cy3 20 21 0.94 12.12
Agilent Cy5 100 54 0.98 3.90
Agilent Cy5 50 28 0.98 4.04
Agilent Cy5 20 11 0.99 4.76
GenePix Cy3 500 208 0.74 7.45
Bio-Rad Cy3 500 4 0.84 8.33
Bio-Rad Cy5 500 11 0.86 3.85
  1. i PMT settings are particular for each instrument and should not be compared between the instruments.
  2. ii The dimension of the g value is in Fluorophores/um2.