What is ngTMA® ?

ngTMA® is our way of constructing tissue microarrays. As strong believers in a personalized medicine approach, tissue biomarkers and digitization in pathology, we make these tissue microarrays by integrating exceptional technology and our more than a decade long experience in designing tissue microarrays, investigating and validating biomarkers.


Without a doubt, the value and reproducibility of tissue biomarkers and their results can be improved using ngTMA®. In general, tissue microarrays are advantageous for many reasons: they allow us to study protein, RNA or DNA-based biomarkers on hundreds of patient samples in a cost-effective and resource-sparing way.


But what happens if your tissue is heterogeneous? When the standard tissue microarray is not enough to answer your question? When you are interested in a special histological area not accessible by conventional tissue microarraying? When you want to compare your molecular sequencing data to protein expression in the same histological areas?


You need to create a tissue miroarray that is designed for your needs that will help answer a targeted research question. You need an ngTMA®.


Why?

 
Conventional TMA
ngTMA

Focus

High-throughput

Consulting and design

Annotation

Low accuracy

High accuracy

Evaluation

Microscope

Digital access

Flexibility

Low

High

Alignment of slide and block

Challenging

Precise

Construction

Manual/punching

Automated/drilling

Speed

Days to weeks

Minutes to hours

Hands-on

Full time

Little time