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Sequenom Stock Surges 13 Percent on Positive Study Results

NEW YORK, March 27 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Sequenom were up 13.29 percent, or $.09, at $.75 in mid-afternoon trading today after the company said two proof-of-concept molecular diagnostic studies using its MassArray system have garnered positive results.

According to Sequenom, the studies, which were performed at different CLIA-certified laboratories, tested for cystic fibrosis and Factor V Leiden and "yielded absolute equivalence of analytical results generated by the MassArray Compact system when compared with well established systems in current use."


The studies were conducted and evaluated by Siemens Medical Solutions of Siemens; Specialty Laboratories; and Bioscientia Institut fur Medizinische Diagnostik, and were part of the molecular diagnostics benchmarking study that was initiated in late 2004 by Siemens and Sequenom.


As part of the proof-of-concept research, Specialty Laboratories and Bioscientia tested approximately 1,500 DNA samples for Factor V Leiden and Specialty tested more than 1,000 DNA samples for CFTR, according to Sequenom.

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