Fluidigm and Witec AG Join Forces in Swiss Distribution Deal

Arrangement Brings Integrated Fluidic Circuit Technology to Swiss Scientists Specializing in Real-Time PCR, Genotyping, Cancer Detection and Absolute Quantification

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & LITTAU, Switzerland–Fluidigm Corporation, the inventor of integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs), has appointed Witec AG as its exclusive distributor for the BioMark™ Systems in Switzerland. The BioMark System has significant advantages for real-time PCR, genotyping, cancer detection, and absolute quantification.

The BioMark System utilizes integrated fluidic circuits that contain a microscopic matrix of channels, valves and chambers on a silicone based chip that can perform over two thousand experiments at a time.

“Fluidigm is committed to bringing the accuracy and efficiency benefits of integrated fluidic circuit technology to life science researchers in Switzerland,” said Dominique Remy-Renou, European Vice President of Sales, Fluidigm. “This partnership with Witec AG brings our technology and products along with Witec AG’s 20-year reputation for customer support, to the scientists in Switzerland’s life science industry.”

About Fluidigm

Fluidigm develops, manufactures and markets proprietary Integrated Fluidic Circuit (IFC) systems that significantly improve productivity in life science research. Fluidigm’s IFCs enable the simultaneous performance of thousands of sophisticated biochemical measurements in extremely minute volumes. These “integrated circuits for biology” are made possible by miniaturizing and integrating liquid handling components on a single microfabricated device. Fluidigm’s IFC systems, consisting of instrumentation, software and single-use IFCs, increase throughput, decrease costs and enhance sensitivity compared to conventional laboratory systems. Fluidigm products have not been cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as a diagnostic and are only available for research use.

About Witec AG

Witec AG was founded in 1988. The company offers a complete range of equipment into the Life Science Research Market in Switzerland. The company sells products from innovative companies of a very high standard and provides customers with serious consultation during the evaluation process as well as service and support after the purchase.

For more information, please visit www.Fluidigm.com.

Fluidigm, the Fluidigm logo, Topaz, BioMark, and NanoFlex are trademarks of Fluidigm Corporation.

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