SNP Genotyping / Methylation Analysis

MassARRAY System for medium to high throughput SNP detection

inqaba biotec and  Agena Bioscience (formerly Sequenom Bioscience) have partnered  to introduce the MassARRAY technology in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are over 2000 publications for which data was generated using MassARRAY DNA specific MALDI-TOF technology. We offer a local SNP detection service using the MassARRAY 4 System and can also supply and service the instrumentation to customers wanting their own MassARRAY as Agena Bioscience’s official distribution partner.

The MassARRAY System provides research investigators the benefits associated with economical high multiplexing, high volume results in the application of genotyping, somatic mutation profiling, methylation, copy number variation and quantitative gene expression. The Bioscience Division provides reagents, assay development services and software that support the research efforts of Agena Bioscience’s Bioscience community.

With application fields in:

The MassARRAY System offers these unmatched benefits:

How it works

The DNA/RNA analyte mixture is transferred, using the RS1000 Nanodispenser, to a SpectroCHIP array which serves as a launching pad for MALDI-TOF analysis with the MassARRAY Analyzer 4.

The entire process of lazer firing to signal detection takes only a few milliseconds, so up to 384 samples can be analysed in less than 50 minutes

The MassARRAY Analyzer 4 System is designed to detect DNA within a mass range of approximately 1,000 Da to 10,000 Da (≈3 nucleotides to 30 nucleotides), with a resolution of 16 DA mass separation.

Contact Details

Southern Africa

  • Inqaba Biotechnical Industries (Pty) Ltd.
  • PO Box 14356, Hatfield 0028
  • Pretoria, South Africa

  • Tel: +27 12 343 5829
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail:

East Africa

  • inqaba biotec East Africa Ltd.
  • PO Box 1846
  • Nairobi 00606, Kenya

  • Tel: +254 735 370 693
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail:

West Africa

  • inqaba biotec West Africa Ltd.
  • PMB 5320, Oyo Road, Ibadan 200001
  • Oyo State, Nigeria

  • Tel: +‎234 805 882 7272
  • Fax: +27 86 677 8409
  • E-mail: