In one of his last public statements as president of Applied Biosystems, Mike Hunkapiller wrapped up a presentation on ABI’s finances in July by identifying two important trends in life sciences research.

“The first is the trend to systems biology, or integrated science, and the second is the trend towards targeted medicine,” Hunkapiller said. “At Applied Biosystems, we need to ensure that we continue to introduce products that support these research trends.”

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