Access Genetics Partners with Caliper Life Sciences to Offer LapChip(R) GX as Molecular Diagnostic Solution

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. , a leading provider of tools and services for drug discovery and life sciences research, today announced a non-exclusive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Access Genetics to market Caliper's LabChip GX microfluidic system for molecular diagnostic applications.

"For 10 years we have awaited an instrument platform that realizes the potential of miniaturized DNA-based diagnostics," said Dr. Ron McGlennen, founder, President, and Medical Director of Access Genetics. "The LabChip GX platform is a versatile and economical solution for clinical molecular applications."

Caliper's LabChip GX system is an advanced automated electrophoresis instrument that utilizes microfluidics chip-based technology to provide high-resolution nucleic acid analysis. Caliper's portfolio of patented microfluidic tools and technologies, including chips, instrument design, and software for data displays and analysis, is changing the way diagnostics and research is performed in laboratories by providing faster, more reproducible and more accurate data.

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Caliper Life Sciences is a premier provider of cutting-edge technologies enabling researchers in the life sciences industry to create life-saving and enhancing medicines and diagnostic tests more quickly and efficiently. Caliper is aggressively innovating new technology to bridge the gap between in vitro assays and in vivo results and then translating those results into cures for human disease. Caliper's portfolio of offerings includes state-of-the-art microfluidics, lab automation and liquid handling, optical imaging technologies, and discovery and development outsourcing solutions. For more information please visit

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