NEW YORK, Aug. 21 - Sequenom has 18 busy months ahead of it.

The company today announced plans to acquire privately held Axiom Biotechnologies, which Sequenom said will help its nascent pharma division build some internal biology, assay, and drug-discovery muscle. Sequenom also said it will release a gaggle of new products and updated technology beginning in the third quarter and continuing into 2004.

 

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