Affymetrix Offers a Glimpse into its Future At Lehman Brothers Healthcare Conference | GenomeWeb

Affymetrix is experimenting with a format for manufacturing its microarrays that will allow the company to cut 6,400 chips out of a wafer, Greg Schiffman, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company's chief financial officer, said last week at the Lehman Brothers Healthcare conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

Today, the company manufacturers just 49 chips to a wafer, the blank of quartz that it uses as the surface foundation on which to build its DNA probes via photolithography.

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