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Fluidigm, SAS

Fluidigm this week launched its BioMark 96.96 Dynamic Array, an integrated fluidic circuit capable of performing 9,216 simultaneous real-time PCR experiments running TaqMan assays in nanoliter quantities.
According to Fluidigm, 96.96 Dynamic Arrays can be used in gene expression studies to identify or validate large panels of genes that might predict cancer progression or help determine treatment options.
The IFC is designed to run on the company’s BioMark Genetic Analysis System, which includes loaders that control the IFCs, readers that detect reactions on the IFCs, and software for analyzing, annotating and archiving the data produced by the readers.

SAS has launched JMP Genomics 3.2, a software tool that it claims can streamline the analysis workflows for expression, exon, copy number, and genotype data.

Among other changes, the product has a simplified user interface and includes new support for importing copy number CHP files from the Affymetrix Genotyping Console software and for importing expression data from Illumina BeadStudio software, the company said.