NEW YORK, May 9 - As a June deadline for commercializing its 10,000 gene human microarrays looms, Corning’s Microarray Technology division is finding out what Affymetrix already knows: It’s tougher than you think to make a highly reproducible high-density microarray.

“We are still working the bugs out of the process, and working through the internal validation,” said Thomas Hinman, division vice president and general manager of CMT Life Sciences. “It has taken us longer than we wanted to.”

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