Fluidigm and Bayer Cropscience Enter Global Agreement for Marker-Assisted Breeding and Quality Control
News Feb 19, 2010
Fluidigm Corporation has announced it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Bayer CropScience to supply integrated fluidic circuits (IFCs) and instrumentation to Bayer CropScience's global operations.
Bayer CropScience will be using Fluidigm technology to conduct marker-assisted breeding, genetic analysis in its molecular breeding program and quality control on its vegetable seeds.
Fluidigm claims that its technology increases output more than ten-fold and reduces the cost-per-data point to a mere fraction obtainable with standard 384 well plates for "high-throughput" genotyping. "Until recently, breeders throughout the world could only dream of such a technique, yet now Fluidigm is making this a reality," Worthington explained.
Fluidigm provides molecular breeders with BioMark™ and EP1™ systems, along with its microfluidic-based Dynamic Array™ IFCs to provide superior data quality, easy workflow, and higher throughput and cost savings for high-throughput SNP genotyping studies, the Company says.
Scientists at McGill have found the answer to a question that perplexed Charles Darwin; if natural selection works at the level of the individual, fighting for survival and reproduction, how can a single colony produce worker ants that are so dramatically different in size – from “minor” workers to large-headed soldiers with huge mandibles – especially if they are sterile?
Scientists have developed a successful method to make truly personalized predictions of future disease outcomes for patients with certain types of chronic blood cancers. The study combined extensive genetic and clinical information to predict the prognosis for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms.
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