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Public Higher Education Bulletin

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
SoleSource #K0900000027S
Announcement of a Sole Source Purchase
Award InfoPublished Saturday June 21, 2008
Awarded to:
Vendor: Applera Corporation dba Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA
Amount: An estimated $95,448
Terms:  One-time transaction
The price includes a trade-in of a DNA sequencer in the amount of $20,000.
The University award process may be delayed up to thirty days as this award goes through a state approval process.
First published Friday, June 6, 2008
The University awarded a contract for a genetic analyzer to Applera Corporation dba Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, for an estimated $95,448.
This genetic analyzer is a 16-capillary, fluorescence-based genetic analysis system. It is fully automated from polymer loading and replacement, DNA separation, detection, and data analysis. This instrument has: sixteen capillaries, automated polymer delivery system, autoloading of samples performed from either 96- of 384-well microtiter plates, CCD detection technology and a spectrograph for color separation, active temperature cooling/heating that can maintain temperatures from 18 to 65 degrees C, and a thermally stable detection region of the capillary array. This instrument will operate without user intervention (unattended) for 24-hours with a sample processing throughput greater than 500 sequencing or 500 fragment analysis samples per 24 hours.
This purchase is only economically available from a single source because the compatibility of equipment, accessories, replacement parts, or service is a paramount consideration.

For additional information, contact:
Robert Shultz
Phone: (618) 453-6717

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