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Chinese University of Hong Kong Licenses Fluidigm's BioMark RT-PCR System

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Fluidigm said last week that the Department of Chemical Pathology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong has licensed its BioMark real-time PCR system.
Fluidigm said that the lab is using the system to study viruses associated with cancer, to detect somatic mutations in genes, and to develop gene expression profiles, among other molecular diagnostic research projects.
Financial terms of the agreement were not provided.

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