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Caliper and Bio-Rad Investigate Developing New Microfluidic System

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad Laboratories and Caliper Life Sciences will look into developing a new microfluidics system platform, Caliper said today.


Bio-Rad and Caliper had a similar agreement in mid-2003 and launched Experion Automated Electrophoresis System, a microfluidics-based electrophoresis product, in the fall of 2004.


The product concept details were not disclosed.

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