Relying on modified caulking rubber and the smarts of a 31-year old Caltech biophysicist, fledgling microfluidics maker Fluidigm has created a biochip that it believes will stimulate the flow of innovation in life sciences and other fields.

“What the integrated circuit did for electronics we believe this platform will do for fluidics,” said Fluidigm CEO Gajus Worthington.

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