The researchers at Kyoto University are led by professor Shinya Yamanaka, director of Kyoto University’s Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA). They are using the SmartChip platform to better identify and compare biomarkers, for the clarification of iPS cells.

Alnoor Shivji, chairman and CEO of WaferGen, said: “We are pleased that a university of the stature of Kyoto in existence for more than 100 years with more than 22,000 students today has chosen our SmartChip System as part of their research project.

“By providing both the discovery and validation of biomarkers on one platform, SmartChip enables more extensive gene analysis, a key component in the advancement of important new therapies such as regenerative treatments.”