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WaferGen has been awarded US Patent No. 8,252,581, "Apparatus for high-throughput chemical reactions."
Victor Joseph, Amjad Huda, and Alnoor Shivji are named as inventors on the patent.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems saw its second-quarter revenues fall 55 percent year over year, while its net loss narrowed sharply, it disclosed after the close of the market on Friday.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Sweden, in collaboration with Illumina, have evaluated a new method for studying the transcriptome of a few or single cells, an approach they say will have important applications in clinical r

WaferGen Biosystems said this week that it has initiated a new "open format" strategy that will facilitate custom assay development for customers on its SmartChip real-time PCR system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems today said that it has "established a relationship" with Integrated DNA Technologies to provide IDT's PrimeTime qPCR primers for SYBR-based gene expression assays.

Exiqon this week launched an online tool for designing Locked Nucleic Acid-enhanced qPCR assays to quantify messenger RNA and non-coding RNA in combination with associated microRNAs.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies this week said that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $.10 per share payable on July 25 to all shareholders of record as of July 3.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems' revenues for the first quarter of 2012 fell nearly five-fold year over year, the company said in its Form 10-Q filed on Friday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

WaferGen Biosystems this week said that it has cut 20 jobs in order to cut costs and provide "more operational flexibility."

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Bio-systems announced today a reorganization of its business, which resulted in the elimination of about 20 jobs during the first quarter.

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Novavax has begun a phase III trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the New York Times.

Vox reports that the Trump Administration may limit student visas for individuals from some countries to two years.

The governor of New York says the state will conduct its own review of any SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, NPR reports.

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