Fluidigm to Be Exclusive Distributor for Bethyl Antibodies for Use with Imaging Mass Cytometry
Providing Researchers with Expanded Capabilities in Interrogating the Tissue Microenvironment
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fluidigm Corporation (Nasdaq:FLDM), an innovative biotechnology tools provider with a vision to improve life through comprehensive health insight, today announced a collaboration with Bethyl Laboratories to provide broader verified antibody access for researchers using Fluidigm’s Imaging Mass Cytometry™ (IMC™) technology.
"Tools for understanding the immune system are more important than ever as researchers work to improve human health, particularly in responding to challenges posed by COVID‑19," said Andrew Quong, PhD, Chief Science Officer of Fluidigm. "With Bethyl’s leadership in specialized antibodies and our expertise in high-multiplex imaging technology, this collaboration will provide our customers with critically needed new research capabilities."
Bethyl Laboratories has a portfolio of more than 9,500 primary and secondary antibodies, including the recombinant monoclonal antibodies that are well-suited for imaging studies. Through the new collaboration, antibody products manufactured by Bethyl will be verified on the Hyperion™ Imaging System and offered to Fluidigm customers.
"At Bethyl, we are committed to supporting scientific discovery and facilitating a deeper understanding of the human immune system and are pleased to collaborate with a partner that is dedicated to the same goals," said John Carwile, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Bethyl Laboratories. "The agreement with Fluidigm will expand the accessibility of our antibody products, increase the power of Fluidigm’s IMC technology, and in turn, drive meaningful insights into health and disease research."
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