A 30 percent decrease in instrument revenue was tempered by a 23 percent uptick in consumables revenue.
Using a mass cytometry method called EpiTOF, researchers profiled histone modifications and variants in a range of immune cell types across individuals of different ages.
At the AACR annual meeting, researchers highlighted genomics- and proteomics-informed research aimed at establishing more effective, targeted immunotherapies.
Fluidigm said that Q3 mass cytometry product revenue more than doubled to $10.3 million from $5.1 million in the year-ago period.
The company gains global distribution rights for the Zurich team's histoCAT cytometry imaging software, which it will sell alongside its newly-launched Hyperion Imaging System.
The South San Francisco, California-based single-cell biology firm brought in $25.5 million compared to $29.0 million in the first quarter of 2016.
The researchers used mass cytometry to characterize dozens of markers in 3.5 million immune cells in samples from 73 clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients.
Combining PLA and mass cytometry, the method allows simultaneous measurement in the range of 40 to 50 RNAs and proteins in hundreds of thousands of cells.
Stanford researchers used Fluidigm's CyTOF instrument to explore links between the diversity of natural killer (NK) cell populations and HIV susceptibility.
According to the Piper Jaffray analysis, of the 54 total papers published using CyTOF technology, 25 of them, or 46 percent, were published in 2014.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies have offered to test families separated at the southern US border, but that raises ethical issues.
CNBC reports that confirming a positive result from 23andMe's BRCA health report can be expensive.
The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.
In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.