NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom today lowered its revenue forecast for 2008 by 5 percent compared to earlier forecasts, citing softer than expected sales in the US market for its first quarter.
The San Diego-based firm revised its 2008 guidance downward to a range between $50 million and $53 million from previous guidance of between $53 million and $56 million. Its expected net loss, however, remained unchanged from previous estimates of $30 million to $33 million for the year.

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