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WaferGen Bio-systems Announces Open Format qPCR Platform and Strategic Realignment
Date:4/16/2012

e on WaferGen's core competencies – engineering and validation of a variety of chemistries to provide an open format for cost-effective gene expression and genotyping analysis, as well as target enrichment for NGS.  Our customers will be able to load their custom content on our chips and conduct experiments of their own design by leveraging the unique features of our platform," added Mr. Trifunovich.

In addition to flexibility and cost effectiveness, WaferGen believes that its chip with the 100nL per well volume captures the "sweet spot" for balancing the trade-off between miniaturization and sensitivity and dynamic range.  These three key competitive advantages will position the Company to become a leading provider of high-end qPCR solutions for the rapidly growing market driven by new genomic applications dominated by next generation sequencing.  As the discovery of new targets grows rapidly, WaferGen's platform will be ideally suited for target validation and development of new diagnostic markers.

About WaferGen and the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. is an emerging genomic analysis company in the early stage of commercialization. The company offers the transformative SmartChip Real-Time PCR System—a next-generation Real-Time PCR System for profiling and validation of gene expression patterns (biomarkers) on a single platform. The SmartChip System provides a range of high-throughput capabilities including microRNA and mRNA gene expression profiling and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping.

For additional information, please see http://www.wafergen.com

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements."  Such statements include statements relating to the expected benefits to the Company of its new open format qPCR platform and strategic realignment, the expected
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