WaferGen Scientists to Present Data on SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System at CHI Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

Thursday, February 4, 2010 Press Release
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FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 3 WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art genetic analysis systems, today announced that WaferGen scientists will present validation results of the company's SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System at Cambridge Healthcare Institute's 17th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference. The conference is being held from February 3-5, 2010 at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco.

Details of the poster presentation are as follows:

Title: "Performance of the SmartChip System from WaferGen"

Time: Beginning at 9:40 a.m. PST on Wednesday, February 3 until 3:45 p.m. PST on Thursday, February 4.

Summary: An overview of the company's novel whole genome, high-throughput SmartChip Real-Time PCR System, and data to demonstrate the system's ability to quantify gene expression levels by real-time PCR for a large number of genes at one time utilizing a simple workflow.

WaferGen's SmartChip Real-Time PCR System consists of three components: a SmartChip, comprising 5184 nanowells preprogrammed with gene-specific reaction content; a SmartChip Nanodispenser for applying sample and reaction mix to the SmartChips; and a SmartChip Cycler for performing and collecting data from the real-time PCR assays. WaferGen's SmartChip Human Oncology Gene Panel was used to quantify changes in gene expression levels in breast and lung tumors. Data from the study support the conclusion that WaferGen's SmartChip system provides an easy solution to perform massively parallel gene expression studies using real-time PCR technology. In addition, the availability of content-ready chips allows for an easy workflow for the researcher. Finally, the system allows analysis of thousands of genes using low (0.5 mg) sample input.

About WaferGen

WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. is an emerging leader in the development, manufacture and sale of state-of-the-art systems for genetic analysis for the life science and pharmaceutical industries. The company recently launched its new innovative fee-based service for gene-expression profiling while continuing to actively develop its SmartChip Real-Time PCR System that is designed as the first whole genome, high-throughput gene expression real-time PCR platform. Based on collaborations established with leading research institutions, WaferGen believes that the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System is positioned as the platform of choice for biomarker discovery and validation. For additional information, please see http://www.wafergen.com.

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Contact: WaferGen Mona Chadha 510-651-4450 Mona.chadha@wafergen.com

SOURCE WaferGen Biosystems, Inc.


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