FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 3 WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WGBS), a leading developer of state-of-the-art gene expression, genotyping, cell biology and stem cell research systems, today announced that Mr. Alnoor Shivji, President and Chief Executive Officer, will deliver a corporate presentation at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference. The conference will be held September 9-11, 2009, at the New York Palace Hotel in New York.
Mr. Shivji's presentation will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 10th in the Fahnestock Salon. The presentation will include an overview of the company's SmartChip(TM) system, which has undergone successful alpha testing at The University of Pittsburg Medical Center (UPMC). As a result of the positive data, WaferGen has initiated multiple collaborations with academic research centers in the US and Europe. A live webcast of the presentation will be available at www.wafergen.com and will be archived for 90 days.
WaferGen Biosystems, Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of state-of-the-art systems for gene expression, genotyping, cell biology and stem cell research for the life science and pharmaceutical industries. The company is actively developing its SmartChip(TM) product for the gene expression and genotyping markets. SmartChip(TM) is being developed as the first whole genome, high throughput gene expression real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) platform and promises to deliver significant speed and cost advantages to researchers in the gene expression and genotyping markets.
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