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WaferGen and Leading Academic Medical Center Establish Genotyping Research Collaboration to Validate SNPs in Breast Cancer Using SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System
Date:4/28/2009

ed to have his team leverage the unique genotyping capabilities of the SmartChip platform in the oncology arena. This is a therapeutic area that is of significant interest to WaferGen, as evidenced by the proprietary oncology gene panel assays that we have already developed for use with the SmartChip system."

"We are very pleased to be incorporating the SmartChip platform into the important breast cancer research programs that we are conducting. Particularly valuable for our research team is the fact that the SmartChip system will allow us to run many samples on a single chip, providing extremely fast time to results," said John A. Olson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery at Duke and a faculty member of Duke's Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy and its Centers for Genomic Medicine and Applied Genomics & Technology. "With the importance of the research that we are conducting in mind, we believe that it is essential to leverage the most advanced tools available."

About the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System

The SmartChip Real-Time PCR System(TM) is designed as the first whole genome, high-throughput gene expression real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) platform. WaferGen believes the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System will be the first platform to combine the high-throughput capability and cost efficiencies of existing microarrays, with the sensitivity and accuracy of real-time PCR. This innovative system, combined with next-generation chemistry and optimized assays being developed by WaferGen, promises to provide industry-leading throughput levels, while offering discovery and validation capabilities in a single step. The result is expected to be the ability to conduct gene expression and genotyping research at a fraction of the time and cost currently produced by existing instrument systems. It is estimated that the genetic analysis market alone (comprised of gene expressio
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