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Nucleic-acid technologies: PCR
FC1 Cycler
The FC1 Cycler from Fluidigm Corporation is designed to reduce the thermal cycling time by a factor of three when compared with the company's current products.
The FC1 Cycler can reduce overall system configuration costs for customers conducting high sample throughput SNP genotyping since they will need fewer thermal cyclers to achieve their output requirements. In addition to the fast thermal cycling capability, the cycler integrates a self-contained vacuum source and touch screen interface (that offers easy editing of thermal protocols) in a streamlined design that minimizes lab space requirements while maximizing productivity. The FC1 Cycler is fully compatible with Fluidigm's 96.96 and 48.48 Dynamic Array IFCs and its 12.765 Digital Array IFC. The FC1 Cycler, combined with either the Fluidigm EP1 Reader or BioMark Real-time PCR System, can complete the entire workflow of the system in a matter of hours with only minutes of hands-on time for loading the chips. This is compared to days of hands-on time and weeks of effort to complete this volume of work using traditional 384-well plates.
 
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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 microfluidic device (IFC). 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.

Fluidigm Corporation
7000 Shoreline Court, Suite 100
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 1-866-358-4354
Fax: 650-871-7152
http://www.fluidigm.com