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Australian Partners Link up With Fluidigm to Open Single-Cell Genomics Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A consortium including South San Francisco, California-based Fluidigm and Australia's Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Newcastle, and the Hudson Institute of Medical Research today announced the opening of a new single-cell genomics center.

Monash Health Translation Precinct's (MHTP) Medical Genomics Facility outside Melbourne will house the country's first Single-Cell Genomics Centre of Excellence.

"This collaborative partnership with our partner universities and Fluidigm is providing our scientists with access to breakthrough developments in Fluidigm's technology and increasing the opportunities for them to become world leaders in the field of genomics medicine," Hudson Institute Director Bryan Williams said in a statement.

The five partners provided funding for the center, along with a Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment, and Facilities grant from the Australian Research Council.

The MHTP is a joint project of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Monash University, and Monash Health to advance translational medicine.

In February, SciLifeLab launched the Swedish National Center for Single-Cell Biology, featuring instruments from Fluidigm.