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June 9, 2008

Czech Institute to Use Fluidigm’s Genetic Analysis Technology

  • The Institute of Biotechnology (IBT) of the Czech Academy of Sciences reports that is purchasing a Fluidigm BioMark™ genetic analysis system. The move was made to support a major central European effort on high-throughput real-time PCR expression profiling, according to IBT.

    While conventional real-time PCR instruments measure 96 reactions in parallel, the microfluidic BioMark platform reportedly analyzes up to 96 x 96 parallel reactions simultaneously.
    “This exceedingly high throughput will be extremely useful for our single cell expression profiling work,” says Mikael Kubista, head of the IBT lab of gene expression.