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WaferGen Announces Data Presentations From Newly Launched High-Throughput SmartChip Human microRNA Panel V2 at Scientific Conferences, Including AACR
Date:3/29/2011

roRNAs affect gene regulation and their expression is associated with a number of diseases.  This more comprehensive panel specifically enables profiling of 1200 human microRNAs on a single chip, not possible on other real-time PCR systems.  It enables discovery, validation and screening of biomarkers in a flexible, high-throughput, highly cost-effective manner.

Cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment are important potential clinical applications of microRNA profiling.  MicroRNAs are small non-protein-coding single-stranded RNA molecules of 20-24 nucleotides in length that function as negative regulators of gene expression by targeting specific messenger RNAs. This either inhibits translation or promotes messenger RNA degradation.

About WaferGen and the SmartChip Real-Time PCR SystemWaferGen Biosystems, Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of state-of-the-art systems for genomic analysis for the life science and pharmaceutical industries.  The company currently offers the breakthrough SmartChip Real-Time PCR System, the next-generation Real-Time PCR system for discovery and validation of biomarkers, or gene expression patterns, on a single platform. WaferGen believes that the SmartChip System is ideal for researchers seeking to confirm discoveries made with the growing use of next-generation sequencing.  In addition, the high throughput capabilities of the SmartChip System enable researchers to extend their research across large panels of genes, and hundreds of samples, at a very reasonable cost.

Combined with next-generation chemistry and optimized assays being developed by WaferGen under the guidance of David Gelfand, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and one of the pioneers of PCR, the SmartChip System is designed to provide accurate, highly sensitive and high-throughput gene expression profiling capabilities to researchers, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies.

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