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WaferGen Bio-systems and QIAGEN KK Sign Agreement for Co-Marketing in Japan
Date:2/19/2013

o be partnering in a joint commercial effort with QIAGEN to bring our products to the research and industrial communities in Japan," added Ivan Trifunovich , President and CEO of WaferGen.  "Our product lines are highly complementary, together providing a total solution to our customers' needs.  Since our July, 2012 launch of our MyDesign open format instrument, we have received enthusiastically positive reviews from our early test sites and commercial customers in the US and Europe.  In conjunction with our highly-regarded partner, we look forward to building on these results in Japan.  We are confident that our three-part value proposition – platform flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and no need for pre-amplification – will be strong drivers of customers' interest," Trifunovich added. 

Under the terms of the agreement, QIAGEN and WaferGen will promote and market each other's products in Japan, specifically WaferGen's SmartChip platform and QIAGEN 's NGS platform which is currently in an advanced stage of development. This breakthrough next-generation benchtop sequencer is one element of QIAGEN's initiative to create integrated NGS workflows that combine innovative instrumentation and consumables into a sample-to-result offering planned for launch later this year. The two teams will be working closely together in terms of developing the overall strategy and tactical plan that will maximize the commercial opportunity for both companies. 

About WaferGen and the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. is an innovative life science company that offers the SmartChip Real-Time PCR System—a next-generation genetic analysis platform for profiling and validating thousands of molecular biomarkers in parallel. It provides a range of high-throughput capabilities including microRNA and mRNA gene expression prof
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