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Witec to Sell Fluidigm's Microfluidic Circuits in Switzerland

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Swiss company Witec AG will exclusively distribute Fluidigm’s Integrated Fluidic Circuit system to life sciences research customers in Switzerland, Fluidigm said today.
 
Fluidigm’s BioMark System uses integrated fluidic circuits with a matrix of channels, valves, and chambers on a silicone chip to conduct over two thousand experiments at one time, the South San Francisco, Calif.-based company said.
 
Fluidigm’s fluidic systems have not been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for diagnostic use and are sold only for research purposes, the firm noted.

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