NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – WaferGen Biosystems today reported preliminary revenue growth of between 52 percent and 68 percent for the third quarter, spurring the firm to raise its revenue guidance for full-year 2015.

Separately this week, WaferGen announced the commercial launch of its ICell8 single-cell system for single-cell genomics at the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in Baltimore.

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