NEW YORK, March 2  - With scores of businesses looking to develop protein chips, it would seem a company with years of experience mass-producing microarrays might have a leg up on the competition.

But Affymetrix, maker of the widely used GeneChip DNA microarrays, has no immediate plans to invest in protein chip research. "It's just too far in the future," a spokeswoman said.

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