Fresh off of a $15 million private placement and restructuring transaction intended to simplify its capital structure, WaferGen Biosystems has shifted its focus to position itself as a provider of tools to supplement next-generation sequencing.

Specifically, the company plans to use its recent funding and newfound financial flexibility to increase sales and marketing efforts for its SmartChip real-time PCR system as a tool for target enrichment upstream and biomarker validation downstream of NGS, microarray analysis, or other molecular discovery methods.

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