Characterize selected cell populations with high molecular detection sensitivity using a broad menu of multi-omic single-cell assays. 

The world’s first automated solution for single-cell genomics research continues to break new ground, now offering even greater capabilities. C1™ lets you prepare single-cell templates for mRNA sequencing, DNA sequencing, epigenetics or microRNA expression.

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The innovative C1 system carefully isolates single cells into individual reaction chambers in the exclusive Standard BioTools™ integrated fluidic circuit (IFC). The optically clear IFC lets you automatically stain captured cells and examine them by  microscopy for viability, surface markers or reporter genes. After staining, cells are automatically lysed and template  is quickly prepared for qPCR or sequencing analysis—all in as little as four hours. 




Prime the C1 IFC in preparation for sample transfer.



Insert the IFC into C1 to automatically isolate up to 800 individual cells to separate reaction chambers. 



Label each cell and microscopically image the IFC to confirm cell count, viability or phenotype.



Reinsert the IFC into C1 to lyse each cell for amplification.



Magnify each cell’s RNA or DNA content for sequencing or qPCR detection.



Collect product from the C1 outlet.

C1 mRNA Seq HT Demultiplex Script

The C1™ mRNA Sequencing High Throughput Demultiplexer Perl script application programming interface (API) allows automatic demultiplexing of individual single-cell samples from each column using th...

C1 System Software

The C1™ system supports DNA sequencing, mRNA sequencing, targeted gene expression, miRNA analysis and additional applications through the C1 Open App™ IFC (integrated fluidic circuit). Download the...

Script Builder Software

C1™ Script Builder™ allows you to create innovative single-cell applications to deeply explore cellular heterogeneity and the functional attributes of every cell population. Download the latest ver...

Script Hub

Script Hub™ is your central source for C1™ methods and applications. Get access to scripts and other applications developed by Fluidigm and the C1 community, including epigenetics, mRNA sequencing,...

Singular Analysis Toolset Software

An innovative, open-source solution for analyzing and visualizing data, the Singular™ Analysis Toolset offers powerful methods for identifying gene expression and mutation patterns at the single-ce...


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