Nearly 90 percent of all solid tumor samples are fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin — that's an estimated 1 billion FFPE samples stored throughout the world, says the University of Utah's Joshua Schiffman. And Affymetrix is tapping into that market with its OncoScan FFPE Express 2.0, a new version of the company's already popular assay. The new assay, which the firm announced at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual conference in Orlando, Fla., in April, aims to make analyzing FFPE samples easier and more informative for researchers.

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