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Number Crunch: Jan 1, 2001

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Current annual market value of bioinformatics and platform software and services: $52 million • Expected growth rate of bioinformatics market: 35 percent • Projected annual bioinformatics market value, 2004: $110 million • Percent of genomics experts surveyed who expect commonplace genetic profiling of patients in five to seven years: 58 • Percent who consider a shortage of well-trained staff a problem: 64 • Percent who feel current patent laws cause industry uncertainty by providing inadequate protection for investment: 76

SOURCES: INFORMA GROUP, SILICO RESEARCH.

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