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Fluidigm Multiplexing Technology

The Fluidigm Access Array technology permits multiplexing samples across up to 48 different primer pairs to produce a sample and amplicon matrix that can then be deconvoluted back into individual sample-specific samples for analysis. This approach has been very useful for amplification of genomic regions corresponding to cancer-influencing genes or different regions of viral genomes to study polymorphisms.
A sample workflow of such an analysis can be found here.

The actual multiplexing access array chip looks like this:

Fluidigm 48x48 Chip Image

Fluidigm 48x48 Chip

More information about the fluidigm access array can be found at this link.

The fluidigm technology is provided by the LMT.