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Last $4.02 USD
Change Today +0.22 / 5.79%
Volume 16.8K
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wafergen bio-systems inc (WGBS) Key Developments

WaferGen Bio-Systems, Inc. Announces Management Changes

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. announced that the company has appointed Rolland D. Carlson, President & CEO, effective immediately. Dr. Carlson assumes this role from Ivan Trifunovich who has served as President & CEO of WaferGen since March 2012. Dr. Trifunovich has been appointed Executive Chairman of WaferGen. Most recently, Dr. Carlson served as President & CEO of Asuragen, Inc.

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year 2015

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the quarter, the company's product revenue decreased by $260,000, or 20%, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014. Total revenue, including license and royalty revenue was $1,146,000, an 18% decrease from $1,406,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction in sales of SmartChip capital equipment in the three months ended March 31, 2015, with revenue of $102,000, down 83% from the 2014 period, with certain potential customers unable to get their capital expenditure budgets released. Net loss attributable to stockholders was $4.8 million, or $0.85 per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.5 million, or $2.79 per basic and diluted share in the first quarter of 2014. Operating loss was $4,574,000 against $2,653,000 a year ago. Net loss before provision for income taxes was $4,804,000 against $2,543,000 a year ago. The company continues to expect full-year 2015 revenue of $8.0 to $8.5 million, which excludes revenue from company's single cell products, presently being developed.

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. to Report Q1, 2015 Results on May 11, 2015

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results After-Market on May 11, 2015

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc., Q1 2015 Earnings Call, May 11, 2015

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc., Q1 2015 Earnings Call, May 11, 2015

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. Announces Research Collaboration with Genentech Initiating its Early Access Program for Single Cell Genomics Technology

WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. announced that the Company has signed a research collaboration with Genentech to evaluate and apply WaferGen's SmartChipTM platform in single cell sequencing. The joint work is aimed at validating the utility of the SmartChipTM technology for isolating single cells from various tissues and preparing libraries for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS). Â Genentech represents WaferGen's initial partner in WaferGen's single cell genomics technology-focused Early Access Program. WaferGen successfully completed separate proof-of-concept studies related to isolating single cells with the SmartChipTM earlier this year with both the Broad Institute and BGI. At the throughput level scalable to several thousand cells per sample, the cell's genetic composition was successfully analyzed via the NGS method, thereby demonstrating increased discovery potential in a single workflow. WaferGen continues to believe that the SmartChipTM technology will be able to yield a 50-fold increase in the production of single cells per chip versus current technologies at a fraction of the per cell cost.

 

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