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WaferGen to Present Data on SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System at Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Quantitative PCR Conference
Date:3/10/2009

FREMONT, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genetic analysis systems, today announced that Kumar Kastury, Ph.D., WaferGen's vice president of research and technical operations, will present data on the company's SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 5th Anniversary Quantitative PCR Conference. The conference will be held March 16-17 at the Hilton San Diego Resort in San Diego, CA.


    Details of the poster presentation are as follows:

    Title:    "SmartChip: A High-Throughput Real-Time PCR System that
              Combines Bio-marker Discovery and Validation into a Single
              Platform."

    Time:     From 5:45 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, March 16 until 4:15 p.m. (PDT)
              on Tuesday, March 17

    Summary:  An overview of the company's novel whole genome, high-throughput
              SmartChip Real-Time PCR System, as well as data highlighting the
              platform's analytical performance in evaluating differential
              gene expression between normal lung and tumor tissue samples.


WaferGen's SmartChip system is currently the focus of ongoing gene expression research collaborations with scientific teams at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the University of Texas, Southwestern. These programs are designed to leverage the SmartChip's innovative capabilities to identify and validate therapeutically-relevant gene expression biomarkers in areas including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung cancer and wound healing. WaferGen believes this research may lead to the discovery of specific genes responsible for causing these diseases and conditions. In turn, this critical genetic information may ultimately provide physicians with new
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