Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

WaferGen Signs Australia, Singapore, and Benelux Distribution Deals

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems has signed a series of exclusive distribution agreements for the company’s SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System, it announced today.
 
INBIO, ScienceWerke, and Westburg BV will distribute the SmartSlide System in Australia, Singapore, and the Benelux countries (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg), respectively. The system integrates fluidics exchange micro-incubation with inverted microscopes, facilitating time-lapse imaging experiments using growing and differentiating cells.
 
“WaferGen’s signing of these key distributor agreements represents an important step in the company’s strategic efforts to expand customer adoptions of the SmartSlide Micro-Incubation System into new large target markets,” WaferGen Chairman and CEO Alnoor Shivji said in a statement.
 
Terms of the deals were not announced.

The Scan

Study Reveals Details of SARS-CoV-2 Spread Across Brazil

A genomic analysis in Nature Microbiology explores how SARS-CoV-2 spread into, across, and from Brazil.

New Study Highlights Utility of Mutation Testing in Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer

Genetic mutations in BRAF and RAS are associated with patient outcomes in anaplastic thyroid carcinoma, a new JCO Precision Oncology study reports.

Study Points to Increased Risk of Dangerous Blood Clots in COVID-19 Patients

An analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine finds that even mild COVID-19 increases risk of venous thromboembolism.

Y Chromosome Study Reveals Details on Timing of Human Settlement in Americas

A Y chromosome-based analysis suggests South America may have first been settled more than 18,000 years ago, according to a new PLOS One study.