Fluidigm enters into agreement with IntegraGen

Fluidigm has partnered IntegraGen to bring IFC technology to French researchers

IntegraGen is expected to offer premium class services to its customers using the Fluidigm BioMark system for genetic analysis and the Access Array sample preparation system for sequencing. IntegraGen's lab will also be a demonstration site for researchers investigating Fluidigm's technology.

Fluidigm said that its instrumentation, combined with its microfluidic-based chips, provide high throughput gene expression, genotyping, digital PCR, and sample preparation for sequencing.

Dominique Remy-Renou, vice president of European sales and support at Fluidigm, said: "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."

Emmanuel Martin, director of genomic services at IntegraGen, said: "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."