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This article has been updated from a previous version to note that the Center for Integrated Genomics is located in Foster City, Calif.

Bio-Rad Laboratories this week reported that it sold $5.2 million in digital PCR products in the third quarter, more than doubling digital PCR sales in the previous quarter and contributing to 3.6 percent overall Q3 growth at the company on a currency-neutral basis.

Fluidigm is launching four new consumable chips based on its integrated fluidic circuit technology, PCR Insider has learned.

Life Technologies remains the market leader in qPCR instrumentation and reagents, and pricing concerns around its qPCR business due to new low-price reagents from rival Illumina are "unwarranted" due to a relatively "sticky" reagent market, according to the results of a recent su

Digital PCR has the potential to supplant quantitative real-time PCR as the assay technology of choice for certain applications, particularly the detection and absolute quantification of low-level DNA targets in oncology and HIV research, industry stakeholders and early users sai

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – RainDance Technologies and Integrated DNA Technologies today said they will collaborate to develop consumables for use on the RainDrop Digital PCR System.
Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Droplet digital PCR is no better than real-time PCR at detecting and quantifying low levels of cell-associated HIV-1 genetic material from samples taken from patients both on and off antiviral therapy, according to newly published study.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Mizuho Securities has initiated coverage of Fluidigm and BG Medicine, placing a Buy rating on both firms.

Researchers in the Department of Genetics at the Harvard University Medical School have been awarded $500,000 by the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a four-year project to study multi-allelic copy number variation in the human genome.

Bio-Rad this week reported a 4 percent drop in second-quarter revenues for its Life Sciences segment, which includes its traditional endpoint and real-time PCR products as well as its digital PCR products acquired last year along with QuantaLife.

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