This story was first posted on Jan. 13.

By Justin Petrone

Affymetrix last week reported $85 million in preliminary revenue for the fourth quarter of 2010 — a 6 percent increase over $78.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The firm noted the Q4 2010 revenue includes a $4.8 million milestone payment from an undisclosed diagnostic partner. It attributed the revenue growth to demand for its next-generation genotyping platform.

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