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Was the Scanner Calibration Slide used for its intended purpose?

Shannon Zhang* and Yaping Zong

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Full Moon BioSystems, Inc., 754 North Pastoria Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA

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BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12:110  doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-110

Published: 21 April 2011


In the article, Scanner calibration revisited, BMC Bioinformatics 2010, 11:361, Dr. Pozhitkov used the Scanner Calibration Slide, a key product of Full Moon BioSystems to generate data in his study of microarray scanner PMT response and proposed a mathematic model for PMT response [1]. In the end, the author concluded that "Full Moon BioSystems calibration slides are inadequate for performing calibration," and recommended "against using these slides." We found these conclusions are seriously flawed and misleading, and his recommendation against using the Scanner Calibration Slide was not properly supported.