Benzinga  Nov 11  Comment 
AlarmCom Hldg Inc (NASDAQ: ALRM) shares climbed 16.40 percent to $16.96. The volume of AlarmCom shares traded was 802 percent higher than normal. AlarmCom reported upbeat Q3 results. Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM) shares rose 6.09 percent...
TheStreet.com  Aug 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of Fluidigm Corp. are down by 39.29% to $12.10 on heavy trading volume on Friday afternoon, following yesterday's release of the medical software and technology services company's 2015 second quarter earnings...
TheStreet.com  May 8  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Fluidigm were falling 26.4% to $27.54 on heavy trading volume Friday after the medical laboratories and research company missed analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the first quarter. Fluidigm...
Benzinga  May 8  Comment 
Mizuho Securities downgraded Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM) from Buy to Neutral. The price target for Fluidigm has been lowered from $50.00 to $30.00. Fluidigm shares have gained 25.18 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500...


Fluidigm (NASDAQ:FLDM) makes microfluidic systems which are used in the life sciences and agricultural biotechnology industries. The company's microfluidic systems are instruments such as chips and reagents used in laboratories. These systems decrease costs, increase output, and allow the laboratory to run processes that would normally be infeasible. Fluidigm has increased the number of fluid components on a single chip which allows the laboratory to run complex experiments on a smaller surface area. Fluidigm has sold its products to 200 different customers across 20 different countries.[1]

In addition to cutting cost for its clients, Fluidigm also allows them to run experiments normally not possible. Laboratories can conduct 24 times more gene expression experiments and 36,960 simultaneous reactions on a single fluidic chip.[2] Fluidigm's chips also improve data quality as each individual fluid compartment are highly homogeneous. This allows for different conditions to be tested across a single chip without conditions ranging from compartment to compartment.[3]

The company's initial public offering of stock on the NASDAQ occurred on February 9, 2011. The company offered 5.6M shares each for $13.50. The inital price range was $13.50-$15.50. This brought the deal size to $75M. The company had originally planned to sell 5.2M shares, but increased its offer to 5.6M. The lead underwriter of the deal were Deutsche Bank AG (DB) and Piper Jaffray Companies (PJC).[4]

For the first 9 months of 2010, the company's total revenue was $36M. The company reported a net loss for the same time period of $13.8M. This was largely due to a high Research & Development expense. For the first 9 months of 2010, the company spent $10M on research and development.[5]


  1. FLDM S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS OVERVIEW "Overview" pg 1
  2. FLDM S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS OVERVIEW "Overview" pg 2
  3. FLDM S-1/A 2011 PROSPECTUS OVERVIEW "The Fluidigm Solution" pg 3-4
  4. Renaissance Capital - IPO Home "Fluidigm prices upsized IPO at $13.50, the low end of the range" 10 Feb 2011
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