NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems said today that the University of Pittsburgh will use its SmartChip Real-Time PCR System in genomics, gene expression, and disease studies that are funded by the National Institutes of Health.

The Pittsburgh researchers are using $350,000 of a $3.5 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to support their efforts. The award is partially funding two research programs conducted under a collaboration with Pittsburgh, Harvard University, Boston University, National Jewish Hospital, and Wake Forest University.

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