Chief Scientific Officer Dr. David Gelfand to Deliver Keynote Speech
FREMONT, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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 David Gelfand, Ph.D., chief scientific officer, will deliver a keynote speech at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Fifth Annual Molecular Diagnostics Partnerships in Personalized Medicine Conference. The conference will be held March 26-28, 2008, at the Moscone North Convention Center in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Gelfand's speech, which will take place at 8:35 a.m. (PST) on Friday, March 28, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and discuss the future of revolutionary technology. He is widely considered one of the world's foremost experts on PCR and DNA sequencing and is credited as the inventor of Thermus aquaticus (Taq) DNA Polymerase for use in PCR.
During his speech, Dr. Gelfand will highlight the key role that PCR has played in the success of the life science industry since its invention, particularly its contribution to the advent of the field of molecular diagnostics. He will also discuss the key advances in PCR over the past 25 years and outline future innovations that will be required for the realization of the technology's ultimate potential. Finally, Dr. Gelfand will provide an overview of WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System, the world's first whole genome, high throughput gene expression real-time PCR platform.
About the SmartChip(TM) Real-Time PCR System
The SmartChip Real-Time PCR System(TM) is designed as the first whole
genome, high throughput gene expression real-time PCR platform and promises
to deliver significant speed and cost advantages to researchers in the gene
expression and genotyping markets. It is estimated that the genetic
analysis market alo
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