Affymetrix last week reported that total third-quarter revenues declined 21 percent amid weak sales to pharma and academic customers, while restructuring charges helped swing last year’s profit to a loss in the current period.
 
A senior company official said the numbers “disappoint us” and do not reflect Affy’s “long-term potential,” and said the firm has created a three-point plan to revitalize sales.
 

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