Life Technologies chairman and CEO Greg Lucier said this week that the company sees the desktop sequencing market as "the largest growth segment in the clinical research area of molecular diagnostics."

During a conference call to discuss the firm's fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, he said that the company is "rapidly growing" its menu of AmpliSeq targeted sequencing panels in the areas of cancer and inherited disease, "which is increasingly being utilized for clinical research."

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