WaferGen Biosystems Scientists to Present Data on SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System at Cambridge Healthtech Institute Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

Published: Feb 03, 2010

FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. , a leading developer of state-of-the-art genetic analysis systems, today announced that WaferGen scientists will present validation results of the company's SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System at Cambridge Healthcare Institute's 17th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference. The conference is being held from February 3-5, 2010 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco.

Title: "Performance of the SmartChip System from WaferGen"

Summary: An overview of the company's novel whole genome, high-throughput SmartChip Real-Time PCR System, and data to demonstrate the system's ability to quantify gene expression levels by real-time PCR for a large number of genes at one time utilizing a simple workflow.

About WaferGen

WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. is an emerging leader in the development, manufacture and sale of state-of-the-art systems for genetic analysis for the life science and pharmaceutical industries. The company recently launched its new innovative fee-based service for gene-expression profiling while continuing to actively develop its SmartChip Real-Time PCR System that is designed as the first whole genome, high-throughput gene expression real-time PCR platform. Based on collaborations established with leading research institutions, WaferGen believes that the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System is positioned as the platform of choice for biomarker discovery and validation. For additional information, please see http://www.wafergen.com.

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