NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today reported preliminary revenues of approximately $91 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, which would beat the consensus analyst estimate of $82.6 million.

The preliminary figure for the quarter would be an 8 percent increase over the $84.3 million the Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm posted in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 and includes a one-time licensing payment of $5.3 million from an unnamed diagnostic partner.

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