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Fluidigm Signs up Bioke as Benelux Distributor for BioMark

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Fluidigm said Thursday that under a new agreement the Dutch company Bioke is the exclusive distributor for Fluidigm’s BioMark PCR and genotyping system in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium.
 
Fluidigm said the BioMark system offers performance improvements over standard RT-PCR systems because it is based on nanofluidic chips with preprogrammed fluidic networks that “automatically combine sets of samples with sets of PCR assays.”
 
The company said each BioMark array generates 2,304 PCR assays, but needs only 96 pipetting steps -- 1/40 the steps required by 384-well systems.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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