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3420 Central Expressway

Santa Clara, CA 95051

United States

Phone: 408-731-5000

Fax: 408-731-5380

Affymetrix, Inc. provides life science products and molecular diagnostic products that enable parallel analysis of biological systems at the gene, protein and cell level. The company sells its products to genomic research centers, academic institutions, and government and private laboratories, as well as pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biotechnology companies. Segments The company’s operations consist of two segments, Affymetrix Core and eBioscience. Affymetrix Core segment The Affymetrix Core segment is divided into business units, with each business unit having its own marketing groups to serve customers and respond quickly to the market needs. In addition, the business units share some research and development resources and common corporate services that provide capital, infrastructure, resources and functional support, allowing them to focus on core technological strengths. The following describes the main business units that form Affymetrix Core: Expression: This business unit markets the company's GeneChip gene expression products and services. Genetic Analysis and Clinical Applications: This business unit markets the company's genotyping product line, such as the Axiom product line; and arrays and assays with clinical research applications, such as the CytoScan and OncoScan products. Life Science Reagents: This business unit sells reagents, enzymes, purification kits and biochemicals used by life science researchers. eBioscience segment The eBioscience segment is operated as a separate business unit with its own research, marketing and manufacturing groups. The company specializes in the development, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of research products in the areas of flow cytometry, immunoassays, microscopic imaging and other protein-based analyses. During 2013, the company started integrating the development and marketing of the remaining QuantiGene and Procarta product line. Products The company offers a line of products for the parallel analysis of biological systems at the gene, protein and cell level. Affymetrix Core: Through its Expression and Genetic Analysis and Clinical Applications business units, Affymetrix Core sells integrated systems in two principal applications, genotyping and gene expression. Consumables for these two applications run on the same instruments. The company has three families of systems, GeneChip, GeneTitan and GeneAtlas that include instruments, consumables and software. The company’s GeneChip instruments run arrays packaged in cartridges and its GeneTitan and GeneAtlas instruments run arrays simultaneously as they are packaged in a plate format for automated high throughput processing. The QuantiGene lines of assays for gene expression for a variety of low- to mid-plex genetic, protein and cell analysis are aligned with the Genetic Analysis and Clinical Application and eBioscience units. The Life Science Reagents business unit offers reagents, enzymes, purification kits and biochemicals used by life science researchers. In addition, this business unit supplies other companies in its industries with products that are incorporated as part of their products. eBioscience: The eBioscience business segment offers a portfolio of antibodies and reagents for use in flow cytometry and immunoassays, as well as a range of the QuantiGene and Procarta assay portfolio. GeneChip Family of Products The company’s GeneChip system provides an integrated solution for gene expression and genotyping analysis. It consists of instruments and consumables that provide for the preparation and analysis of samples using its GeneChip cartridge arrays. The components of the GeneChip system include disposable probe arrays containing genetic information on a chip; reagents for extracting, amplifying and labeling target nucleic acids; a fluidics station for introducing the test sample to the probe arrays; a hybridization oven for optimizing the binding of samples to the probe arrays; a scanner to read the fluorescent image from the probe arrays; and software to analyze and manage the resulting genetic information. GeneTitan Family of Products The compan

 

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