Fluidigm

The company said it saw the biggest revenue growth in its instruments business, which gained 32 percent year over year.

Fluidigm will provide DNA Software's CopyCount-CNV software for use with its Biomark HD system for copy number variation analysis.

Based on multiplexed ion beam imaging, the system, which the company plans to launch next year, will compete most directly with Fluidigm's Hyperion platform.

The companies will jointly promote Visiopharm's Phenomap image-analysis software alongside Fluidigm's Hyperion imaging system and related products.

The companies will combine GenomOncology's GO Immuno-Oncology Workbench analysis software with Fluidigm's Advanta IO Gene Expression Assay.

Fluidigm reported that its mass cytometry revenues jumped 32 percent while genomics revenues fell 5 percent year over year.

The collaboration will make use of Fluidigm's automated microfluidic systems to accelerate the design of panels for translational and clinical researchers.

A 30 percent decrease in instrument revenue was tempered by a 23 percent uptick in consumables revenue.

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