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Fluidigm and Millennium Science Team Up

Fluidigm and Millennium Science Team Up in Australia and New Zealand Distribution Deal

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. & VICTORIA, Australia (BUSINESS WIRE) August 21,2008

Fluidigm Corporation, the inventor of integrated fluidic circuits, has appointed Millennium Science Pty. Ltd. as its exclusive distributor for the BioMark"! System for Genetic Analysis in Australia and New Zealand. The BioMark System has significant advantages for real-time PCR, genotyping, gene expression, copy number variation and absolute quantification for sequencing.

The BioMark System utilizes integrated fluidic circuits that contain a microscopic matrix of channels, valves and chambers on a silicone based chip that can perform over two thousand experiments at a time.

Fluidigm is committed to bringing the accuracy and efficiency benefits of integrated fluidic circuit technology to life science researchers in Australia and New Zealand, said Hazelle Lam, Regional Sales Director, Fluidigm. This partnership with Millennium Science brings our technology and products along with Millennium Science s focus on providing next-generation research tools to scientists of this region.

We are very pleased to be partnering with Fluidigm to bring their IFC technology to the life science research market throughout Australia and New Zealand. Through their high throughput microfluidics products, Fluidigm significantly adds to our genomics portfolio, said Bren Collinson, founder and CEO of Millennium Science.

About Fluidigm

Fluidigm develops, manufactures and markets proprietary Integrated Fluidic Circuit (IFC) systems that significantly improve productivity in life science research. Fluidigm s IFCs enable the simultaneous performance of thousands of sophisticated biochemical measurements in nanoliter volumes. These integrated circuits for biology are made possible by miniaturizing and integrating liquid handling components on a single microfabricated device. Fluidigm s IFC systems, consisting of instrumentation, software and single-use IFCs, increase throughput, decrease costs and enhance sensitivity compared to conventional laboratory systems. Fluidigm products have not been cleared or approved by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration for use as a diagnostic and are only available for research use.

About Millennium Science Pty. Ltd.

Millennium Science is a specialist distribution company established in 1999 specifically to source, supply and support high technology solutions to the Australasian Life Science market and is now recognized as one of the leading distributors of instrumentation and reagents in Australasia. Millennium Science is a solution supplier to the science industry with a core competency in the delivery of high technology products. These include hardware, software and consumables. Millennium Science employs Applications Scientists and Sales Representatives qualified to Honours and PhD level backed up by highly trained and experienced Service Engineers together with a highly efficient administration team.

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Fluidigm, the Fluidigm logo, Topaz, BioMark, and NanoFlex are trademarks of Fluidigm Corporation.


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