"Explosive" and "enormous" are the words Simon Sheng uses to describe the market for microarray technology in China. As general manager for Affymetrix's office in the country, Sheng said he has hired eight sales and marketing personnel this year and hopes to add more soon.

"The market is growing and the potential is enormous," Sheng told BioArray News in an interview during a recent workshop in Hangzhou, a city just west of Shanghai. "Everybody agrees that the China market is exploding, not only on the research side but on the clinical side."

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