Caliper Life Sciences Seeks Partners to Help Move LabChip Tech into Molecular Dx Space | GenomeWeb

In the months leading up to Caliper Technologies’ acquisition of Zymark last July, Caliper had spent some $25 million to learn whether it could apply its LabChip microfluidics platform to molecular diagnostics.

The theory was simple enough: Marry the LabChip platform with sample preparation and molecule detection and you could substantially reduce reagent outlays — a major cost center in pharmacogenomics labs — while enabling researchers to observe mutations that would have been invisible using traditional microtiter plates.

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