BD and Cellular Research Announce Co-marketing Efforts for Single-Cell Sequencing

SAN JOSE, Calif. – BD Life Sciences, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and Cellular Research, an innovative company focused on enabling high-resolution biology, today announced that they will be jointly promoting their unique solutions for highly multiplexed cell isolation and single-cell gene expression analysis.

The companies are promoting BD's powerful BD FACS™ single-cell sorting instrumentation and software with Cellular Research's Precise™ assays based on Molecular Indexing™ technology to offer customers an integrated workflow for measuring both nucleic acid and protein expression in cellular subtypes.

"We believe that this combination of unique capabilities, Molecular Indexing of genetic markers from Cellular Research and single-cell sorting using protein markers from BD, will significantly increase the ability to identify and analyze cell populations for basic and clinical research," said Stephen Fodor, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Cellular Research.

Cellular Research has developed Precise, a highly multiplexed molecular and sample barcoding technology, whereby each transcript in each plated cell is uniquely barcoded during incorporation into one sequencing library. Precise encoding plates can also be multiplexed, enabling up to 4,608 single cells to be prepared into one single sequencing library and reaction.

The combined workflow enables cells to be individually sorted into 96- or 384- well Precise encoding plates using the BD FACS™ instruments and software. "Today's announcement represents an exciting step forward for researchers engaged in single-cell genomic analysis," said Claude Dartiguelongue, Worldwide President, BD Biosciences. "The efficiency of identifying and isolating single cells greatly increases the throughput of cells available for transcriptome analysis, creating the potential, now within reach of investigators, to analyze gene expression targets in many thousands of individual cells."

Initial results and findings will be presented during the 16(th) annual Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) meeting held in Marco Island, Florida, February 25-28. The presentation is titled: "A Comprehensive High Throughput Single Cell Analysis Workflow Combining Proteomic and Genomic Information:  Flow sorting, single cell tagging, molecular barcoding, library preparation, and sequencing analysis."

About BD

BD is a leading medical technology company that partners with customers and stakeholders to address many of the world's most pressing and evolving health needs. Our innovative solutions are focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers, supporting the management of diabetes and advancing cellular research. We are more than 30,000 associates in 50 countries who strive to fulfill our purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives" by advancing the quality, accessibility, safety and affordability of healthcare around the world. For more information, please visit

About Cellular Research

Cellular Research, Inc. is a biotechnology research and development company founded by innovators from Silicon Valley and Stanford University.  Our mission is to develop and commercialize a new generation of highly sensitive life science technologies and products.  In addition to introducing a portfolio of research products, the Company has an active partnership program with pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies advancing clinical applications. For more information, please visit


BD, BD Logo and BD FACS are trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company.

Cellular Research, Cellular Research Logo, Precise and Molecular Indexing are trademarks of Cellular Research, Inc.



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