Silicon Biosystems Opens San Diego Laboratory to Support
in US Market
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Silicon Biosystems, Inc., a provider of specialized molecular and cellular biology technology, has opened laboratory facilities in San Diego on the La Jolla Torrey Pines mesa, amidst San Diego’s pharmaceutical and nonprofit biology research centers.
“Having laboratory and office space in San Diego, one of the top global biotechnology hubs, gives us the ability to showcase the unique benefits of our DEPArray™ system and offer specialized services to our customers in the U.S.,” said Bob Proulx, president and general manager of Silicon Biosystems U.S. operations. “Being on the ground in the U.S. supports our marketing and sales strategy and will allow us to better serve our rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and clinical research customer base.”
The combined offices and laboratories will serve as a demonstration and training facility for Silicon Biosystems’ customers and will allow the company to leverage the unique capabilities of the DEPArray™ system in the recovery of single pure cells by offering rare cell sample processing as a fee-for-service. Clients interested in collecting specific cell populations, such as CTCs, for clinical studies or biomarker discovery will be able to send samples to Silicon Biosystems’ lab and get single pure cells or cellular content returned for downstream analyses, such as sequencing or expression profiling.
The new facility is located at 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121.
About Silicon Biosystems
Silicon Biosystems, S.p.A., based in Bologna, Italy is a medical device manufacturer leading the field in the detection and recovery of single cells for cancer research and prenatal testing. The company manufactures and sells the DEPArray™ platform, which is a lab-on-a-chip technology to isolate and manipulate cells in suspension with a microelectronic array. The approach, patented by Silicon Biosystems, offers the unique ability to control individual cells and micro-particles inside a disposable cartridge. The DEPArray™ platform makes it possible to find, sort, select and separate individual cells for further analysis or culturing. For more information on Silicon Biosystems visit http://www.siliconbiosystems.com.