NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – WaferGen will create an early access program to develop single-cell genomics applications for its SmartChip technology, which the firm hopes will become the focal point of its business.

"We envision that this would be our flagship product," WaferGen CEO Ivan Trifunovich told GenomeWeb. "Increased throughput and reduced costs will be a huge value proposition. This will probably be our most important product and we are putting lots of resources and R&D behind it."

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