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Caliper Life Sciences Collaborates With Yale Center for Genome Analysis to Automate Next Generation Sequencing Workflows
Date:9/6/2011

HOPKINTON, Mass., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: CALP) today announced a collaboration with the Center for Genome Analysis at Yale University. As part of this agreement, Yale is working with Caliper to implement automated protocols for exome capture and library preparation workflows.

"Yale has purchased Caliper's Sciclone® NGS Workstation and LabChip® GXI to improve key bottlenecks in the Illumina HiSeq2000® NGS sample preparation process," said Shrikant Mane, Ph.D., Director Yale Center for Genome Analysis. "We chose these systems because of their flexibility, which will enable us to automate protocols for the Pacific Biosciences sequencing workflow in the future, and because of the hands-on support Caliper provides in customizing their systems to automate the numerous sequencing workflows utilized at our center."

"Caliper is excited to partner with the Yale Center for Genome Analysis as we enhance our NGS sample preparation suite to accelerate sample preparation for each of the leading sequencing instrumentation and reagent platforms," said Kevin Hrusovsky, President and CEO of Caliper Life Sciences. "Our team is committed to providing the highest level of support and resource to enable leading NGS institutions to conduct fundamental research that will enable the delivery of medicine in a more personalized manner."

Other leading sequencing companies/centers that have purchased additional NGS products from Caliper in recent months include Johns Hopkins University, Sequenom, University of Maryland, ELIM Biopharm, Complete Genomics, University of Queensland, UMC Groningen, Erasmus Rotterdam, The Genome Analysis Centre, Edge BioSystems, Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Vanderbilt University, HudsonAlpha Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Connecticut Health Center, and numerous other research facilities.

For additional information about Caliper's solutions for next generation sequencing, please visit www.caliperls.com/genomics.

About The Center for Genome Analysis at Yale University

The Yale Center for Genome Analysis is a full service facility dedicated to providing RNA expression profiling, DNA genotyping, and high-throughput sequencing using state of the art technologies. The resource is open to both Yale and other non-profit organizations.

About Caliper Life Sciences

Caliper 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, enabling researchers to translate those results into cures for human disease. Caliper's portfolio of offerings includes state-of-the-art microfluidics, lab automation & liquid handling, tissue microscopy, preclinical imaging technologies, and discovery & development outsourcing solutions. For more information please visit www.caliperLS.com.

Caliper, LabChip, and Sciclone are registered trademarks of Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. HiSeq2000 and Illumina are registered trademarks of Illumina, Inc.


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