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Agilent to Use FujiFilm Inkjet Printing Technology in Upcoming Life Science Platform

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Agilent Technologies will use inkjet technology from FujiFilm Dimatix in its life sciences applications to more efficiently target and analyze sequences of genetic material, FujiFilm said today.
 
Under a collaboration, the companies are working together to incorporate Dimatix Materials Cartridge into Agilent applications.
 
FujiFilm said its Shaped Piezo Silicon micro-electromechanical systems technique enables it to make printheads that are capable of jetting fluids with droplet sizes as small as 10 picoliters and even droplets containing less than 1 picoliter.
 
The precision and flexibility of the FujiFilm inkjet platform “figured prominently in our decision to base Agilent's SurePrint inkjet technology on FujiFilm Dimatix inkjet technologies, and also to use their products as the basis for a major new product platform we plan to launch later this year,” Bill Peck, senior engineer and a project manager for Agilent, said in a statement.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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