NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RainDance Technologies has formed a subsidiary in France that will focus on developing research partnerships in Europe, the company said today.
The new company, Raindance Technologies France SARL, will be based in Strasbourg at the Louis Pasteur University’s Institute of Science and Supramolecular Engineering. Andrew Griffiths, a RainDance founder, is director of the institute’s Chemical Biology Laboratory.
The subsidiary is expected to start operations at the beginning of September, RainDance said.
RainDance was founded in 2004 and is based in Lexington, Mass. It is developing an analytical platform that produces picoliter-volume droplets that can contain a single molecule, reaction, or cell, and are each the “functional equivalent of an individual test tube,” the company said.
The company plans to focus its initial application on human genome resequencing research.
The new subsidiary is expected to help RainDance develop collaborations with European groups studying genomics, molecular biology, and drug discovery, RainDance CEO, Chris McNary, said in a statement.