SAN FRANCISCO — “We are re-thinking everything,” Tony White, chairman and CEO of ABI parent company Applera, said at a breakout session during the JPMorgan Healthcare Conference, held here last week.

He declined to provide details on the progress of ABI’s reorganization, which was announced in July 2004.

Instead, Cathy Burzik, president of ABI, offered a list of long-term business and research goals — what it calls “grand challenges” for the next 10 years.

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