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By Julia Karow
This article has been updated from a previous version to include additional comment from NuGen Technologies.

Advanced Liquid Logic has inked a license and collaboration agreement with the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory of France's Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique, or CEA-Leti, in the area of digital microfluidic technology.

By Ben Butkus
This article has been updated from a previous version to include comments from NuGen's CEO.

Advanced Liquid Logic has been awarded a $150,000 Phase I Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a microfluidic PCR-based device for assuring DNA quality control in biobanks, according to recently published grant information.

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