By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm has engineered a reusable integrated fluidic circuit for genetic testing, which the company said will drive down the cost for genetically testing food to as low as a penny per data point.

According to Fluidigm, the product is the first such microfluidic biochip that can be reused.

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