Fujitsu's Biosciences Group this week launched a new version of its automated microinjection technology that will allow users to transfect adherent cells without having to first trypsinize them to release them from their growth surface.

The new platform, which Fujitsu says nearly doubles the transformation efficiency in difficult-to-transfect cell types, could allow Fujitsu to better compete with vendors such as Cellectricon and Cyntellect that have already developed alternative high-throughput transfection methods for such cells.

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