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WaferGen Bio-systems Announces Supply Agreement With Reprogenetics for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Automated Solutions Focused on In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WaferGen Bio-systems (WGBS) announced today that the Company has signed a supply agreement with Reprogenetics, the largest U.S. genetics laboratory specializing in Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), for use of WaferGen's Apollo 324TM Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) sample preparation system. The Apollo 324(TM) will enable automation of NGS library preparation for PGS testing used in in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

The Apollo 324(TM) is a compact and versatile platform that enables rapid and full walk-away library prep automation for NGS applications. It combines precise liquid handling and proven chemistries to provide a streamlined sample-to-answer solution for robust library preparation on all major NGS platforms.

"We look forward to supporting the leader in PGS and PGD testing, as Reprogenetics continues to deliver high-quality personalized care in the IVF field," said Rollie Carlson, CEO of WaferGen Bio-systems. "The Apollo 324(TM) NGS sample preparation system will enable improved workflow and will create additional resources for Reprogenetics' transition of their PGS services to NGS."

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WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. is a biotechnology company that offers innovative genomic technology solutions for...