By Justin Petrone

Affymetrix last week introduced a new service that will allow its customers to profile formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples on its GeneChip microarray platform.

CEO Kevin King said that the new service, called OncoScan FFPE Express, is "being used by many cancer centers around the world in population studies for the most challenging samples." King spoke to investors about OncoScan FFPE at the UBS Global Life Sciences Conference last week in New York.

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