In Brief This Week: Fluidigm; Smiths Detection; Oxford Gene Technology; Promega | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm said this week that a Japanese university is using the firm's BioMark System for Genetic Analysis in its research on mouse hematopoietic single stem cells. The system is being used in the lab of Toshio Suda at Keio University's 21st Century Center of Excellence Program in the Graduate School of Medicine.

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