JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Executives from Luminex and Exact Sciences provided updates on their companies at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

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Executives provided updates on their companies at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

Executives provided updates on their companies at the 35th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

The company also announced a 5 percent increase in preliminary fourth quarter revenues, to $619 million and above analysts' estimates.

The firm expects full-year revenue growth of up to 39 percent, but fell short of prior guidance for the year.

Executives from Genomic Health, Meridian Bioscience, and Qiagen provided updates on their companies at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.

Developers said Illumina's decision to tap into the cancer screening market is not surprising because of its potentially huge size.

Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, site of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Executives from Luminex, Exact Sciences, T2 Biosystems, and Singulex provided updates on their companies' businesses on the final day of the conference.

Executives from several life science research tool and diagnostic firms provided conference attendees with updates on their businesses.

The chemistry will be single-molecule, based on hybridization, and will not require amplification, enzymes, or library prep, the firm said.

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