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... And Shares Climb 5 Percent After Firm Announces MassArray Add-On Launch

NEW YORK, March 16 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares of Sequenom were up 5 percent, or $.04, at $.76 in afternoon trading after the company launched two new products for the MassARRAY system.

 

The EpiTYPER assay for DNA methylation marker research and the QGE iPLEX multiplex assay for gene expression are commercially available and will be presented at the American Association of Cancer Research annual conference in April, said the company in a statement.

 

Price information was not released.

 

"With the launch of these new products, we are delivering on our product goals for the first quarter of 2006," said Harry Stylli, president and CEO of Sequenom.

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