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Cambridge Bioscience will exclusively distribute the Xcell platform in the UK and BioStream will disburse the system in Japan.

Fluidigm Polaris

At AGBT, Fluidigm showcased the Polaris system for integrated single-cell analysis and new applications for the C1, including high-throughput RNA-seq and protein analysis.

The partners will jointly promote the BD FACS single-cell sorting instrument alongside Cellular Research's molecular bar-coding technology, Precise.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Japanese stem cell products company Reprocell said today that it has purchased 3D cell culture firm Reinnervate and US genomics services firm BioServe.

Exagen Raises $3.95M

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Rheumatology and autoimmune diagnostics firm Exagen Diagnostics has raised $3.95 million, it said in a regulatory document on Monday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Lophius Biosciences today announced it received a €2.0 million ($2.8 million) investment to fund clinical studies of its flagship product and to develop new products.
The firm also announced a new CEO and changes to its board.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Start-up CellPly has attracted €2 million ($2.8 million) in seed capital investment to support development of its technology for determining patient response to oncology therapeutics.

Symcel this week introduced a new platform called calScreener that can provide real-time cellular bioenergetic measurements of 32 samples at a time.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Promethera Biosciences today announced a collaboration with EMD Millipore to develop "an improved ready-to-use microfluidic perfusion liver assay."

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Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.

CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.

The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.

In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.