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Shares in Affymetrix Jump 6.95 Percent on News of Record Sales Growth

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Shares in Affymetrix were up 6.95 percent at $36.30 in late-afternoon trading after the company said sales during the fourth quarter of 2004 increased 17 percent to more than $100 million.


Affymetrix said that the product-related revenues were a record for the company, and investors flocked to buy the stock. The shares traded as high as $37.24 this morning.


As GenomeWeb News reported this morning, the microarray giant also said it has $10 million worth of orders for products it plans to release within the next six months, including new SNP-genotyping arrays and automated instrumentation.


The company will release its formal financial results on Jan. 26 after the stock market closes.

The Scan

Shape of Them All

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For Flu and More

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To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.