Beset by an inability to produce enough high-resolution 500K mapping arrays to meet demand, Affymetrix will not be able to generate as much revenue in the final quarter of this year as it had previously anticipated, officials from the Bay Area firm said this week.

The announcement comes less than one month after Affy was forced to pare down its revenue expectations for Q3 and, separately, delay its acquisition of ParAllele BioScience, which closed last week (see BAN 10/05/2005).

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