FREMONT, Calif., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art gene expression, genotyping, cell biology and stem cell research systems, today announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for the company's SmartSlide(TM) Micro-Incubation System with IUL Instruments GmbH in Germany. The distributor agreement covers WaferGen's entire family of SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System products. IUL Instruments is a leading distributor of innovative scientific products to researchers in the microbiology, cell biology and biotechnology markets in Germany. IUL Instruments will feature the SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System at Analytica 2008, a leading international conference focused on analytical instrumentation, laboratory technology and biotechnology that is being held April 1-4 in Munich, Germany.
WaferGen's SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System is a first-of-its-kind family of integrated fluidics exchange micro-incubation products that work seamlessly with inverted microscopes. This breakthrough technology is enabling cell biology and stem cell researchers to conduct complex time lapse imaging studies to characterize, differentiate and proliferate cells, as well as grow stem, primary and other difficult to cultivate cells in consistently optimal physiological conditions. These innovative capabilities will allow researchers to pursue cutting-edge research topics that are not addressable with existing technology.
"With the signing of this agreement, WaferGen has established a
valuable distribution channel into another key overseas market for our
SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System. In addition to our U.S. sales efforts,
we now have the relationships in place to successfully deliver the
SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System family of products to researchers in the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore and the Benelux,"
said Alnoor Shivji, Wafer
|SOURCE WaferGen Biosystems, Inc.|
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