By Edward Winnick

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – On the final day of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, several molecular tools and diagnostics vendors revealed their plans for 2011.

Among the firms that presented, Affymetrix talked about the firm's efforts in cytogenetics, Celera talked about its assay pipeline and search for a partner, and Complete Genomics said it is about to introduce a new technology that will make its sequencing more accurate while lowering cost.

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