Roche And Fluidigm (Caltech) Corporation Enter Worldwide Co-Promotion Agreement For 454 Sequencing Systems And Access Array™ Platform (10/19/2010)

Fluidigm was founded in 1999 to commercialize IFC technology developed by Dr. Stephen Quake, PhD, when he was at Caltech.

454 Life Sciences, a Roche Company, and Fluidigm Corporation announced today that they have entered a worldwide co-promotional agreement for the companies’ complementary amplicon sample preparation and high-throughput sequencing platforms. Fluidigm’s Access Array System enables automated processing of 48 unique samples against 48 unique amplicons, resulting in PCR products which are ready for emPCR amplification and sequencing with 454 Life Sciences’ GS Junior or GS FLX System. The partnership offers users a robust and streamlined workflow that minimizes the number of manual steps required for targeted sequencing applications, including genotyping and rare variant detection. read more

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