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Fluidigm Introduces The C1™ Single-Cell AutoPrep System To Researchers At ISSCR – Starts Early Access Program

Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) today unveiled the details of its new C 1™ Single-Cell AutoPrep System to attendees at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) meeting in Yokohama, Japan. The C 1 System, based on Fluidigm’s innovative microfluidic technology, enables a researcher to isolate and process individual cells rapidly and reliably for genomic analysis. For the first time, a researcher can isolate cells, extract RNA, and then reverse transcribe and preamplify mRNA transcripts automatically to enable detection and analysis of cell activity.

Fluidigm has become a leader in the emerging field of single-cell genomics with its widely adopted BioMark™ and BioMark HD Systems, enabling scientists to routinely examine previously unavailable genomic signatures generated from a single cell. The stem cell research community in Japan, and indeed around the world, has been an important early customer group exploring single cells. Stem cell, cancer and immunology research are expected to be the initial focus applications for the C 1 System.

As part of its activities at ISSCR, Fluidigm also announced the start of its Early Access Program for the C 1 System. The C 1 System has been specifically designed to work seamlessly with the BioMark HD System to enhance the workflow and reliability of data for scientists studying single-cell genomics. The Early Access Program allows select customers the opportunity to receive the first commercial shipments during the second half of 2012 before shipment to the broader group of customers. In addition to being the first to utilize the new technology, Early Access Program partners will be provided with no-cost startup consumables, participate in the development of new platform capabilities, and receive pre-market access to future platform expansions. Researchers interested in the Early Access Program can register at www.fluidigm.com/c1system.

“The new C 1 Single-Cell AutoPrep System is the first of its kind. The C 1 System handles, separates and prepares individual single cells for genetic analysis. We are very excited about the commercial release of the C 1, for we believe it will enable single-cell research on a broad scale that will in turn make profound contributions to numerous fields in biology,” said Gajus Worthington, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fluidigm. “Though the C 1 represents a major advance in single-cell genomics, we are at the beginning of what we can do together with the scientific community. Ultimately, the C 1 System will allow researchers to study cell differentiation, measure individual cell responses to specific stimuli, verify critical disease biomarkers, validate RNAi knockdown, and sequence individual cells,” Worthington concluded.

The C 1 System workflow is initiated by loading a sample of cells in solution into the C 1 microfluidic chip in a single pipetting step, then directing the C 1 System to rapidly and automatically isolate up to 96 individual cells into individual chambers for preparation. After loading, researchers can choose an “in-process” quality control checkpoint to verify the number of captured cells and distinguish live from dead cells to preserve data integrity. The workflow then proceeds with a rapid “on-chip” cell lysis without RNA purification, reverse transcription, and preamplification without hands-on reagent mixing and sample transfer. The final preamplified cDNA product is thereafter harvested to collection wells for transfer to the BioMark HD System for quantitative PCR analysis.

The C 1 Single Cell AutoPrep System consists of:

  • C 1 Single-Cell AutoPrep System that provides breakthrough bench-top automation of isolation, lysis and preamplification performed on single cells.
  • C 1 Single-Cell AutoPrep Array chip that facilitates capture and highly paralleled preparation of up to 96 individual cells.
  • C 1 Single-Cell AutoPrep Reagent Kit, a pre-formulated “ready to use” reagent kit that supports cell suspension, lysis and purification.

Use of Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements relating to our new products and programs and our plans, objectives, expectations and/or strategies relating to such new products and programs. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from currently anticipated results. Factors that could materially affect future results include, but are not limited to, challenges inherent in developing, manufacturing, and launching new products and programs and the other risk factors contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. These forward- looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Fluidigm Corporation disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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