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Reusable Biochip Architecture

Thu, 06/10/2010 - 5:52am

Fluidigm reusable bio-chip architectureFluidigm has announced it has developed a reusable bio-chip architecture for the commercial market. These reusable integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) will lower SNP genotyping costs and are designed to support accelerated sample throughput, while maintaining data quality of 99.75 percent or greater accuracy and 99 percent or greater call rates. The company initially invented this architecture to support a progressive new program driven by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the chief scientific research agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program's goal is to drive high sample throughput genotyping down to a penny-per-data-point, which would enable widespread adoption of genetic analysis in vegetable and fruit seeds, livestock (cattle, pigs, sheep, poultry, etc.) and fishery management. Fluidigm Corp., 866-358-4354, www.fluidigm.com

 

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