By Justin Petrone

Affymetrix is betting that its branched DNA-based QuantiGene kits, on board since its 2008 acquisition of Panomics, will spur growth in the gene-expression market and eventually challenge RT-PCR, according to a company official.

"More and more of our expression products are being used downstream," according to Doug Farrell, head of investor relations. "We see more use in validating biomarkers, clinical trials; things of that nature."

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