NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Canon US Life Sciences, a division of Canon USA, today said it is using Caliper Life Sciences’ LabChip microfluidics technology and thermal analysis to develop genetic screening and diagnostic products.
Canon said it will use the technologies to shorten processing time and reduce the cost of gene diagnosis, and to enable rapid previews of genes for clinical use.

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