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Product Watch: Fluidigm's OpenApp Program for C1 Single-Cell Platform

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Fluidigm last week launched the C1 OpenApp Program, giving researchers the ability to create and share new single-cell applications on the C1 Single-Cell Auto Prep System.

The C1 system allows researchers to, in one integrated workflow, isolate, stain, lyse, and process 96 live cells in less than 24 hours for downstream analyses of cellular heterogeneity. With the new OpenApp Program, users can modify or develop new scripts for single-cell research using the C1 system.

Two key elements of the new program are the C1 Script Builder software, available now, and the C1 Script Hub, expected to be available in late 2014. The C1 Script Builder is a standalone desktop software with which users can create custom scripts for their C1 Open App IFC and import them to their C1 system to run their script. The C1 Script Hub is a web portal through which Fluidigm will make third-party protocols available to the C1 user base.

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