Fluidigm, the inventor
of integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs), has joined with IntegraGen SA, one of
France's leading providers of genetic research testing services, to bring IFC
technology to French researchers. IntegraGen will offer premium class services
to its customers using the Fluidigm BioMark System for Genetic Analysis
and the Access Array sample preparation system for next-generation sequencing.
IntegraGen's lab will also be a demonstration site for researchers investigating
Fluidigm instrumentation, combined with its microfluidic-based chips, provide
high-performance, high throughput gene expression, genotyping, digital PCR,
and sample preparation for next-generation sequencing.
"With this wonderful partnership, researchers will be able to immediately
utilize IntegraGen's premiere services based on Fluidigm technology and
enjoy the benefits of integrated fluidic circuits. In addition, Fluidigm will
have a demonstration site for our European customers to observe and understand
our easy workflow and other unique capabilities of our technology," said
Dominique Remy-Renou, Fluidigm's Vice President of European Sales and Support.
"IntegraGen is proud to be able to provide Fluidigm's technology
to its customers. These tools complete the IntegraGen Services portfolio and
put our lab at the cutting edge of genotyping and next generation sequencing
capabilities," said Emmanuel Martin, director of genomic services at IntegraGen.