diversified revenue streams and a broad reach into the growing markets for translational medicine, molecular diagnostics and applied sciences, such as agricultural biotechnology (AgBio). Collaborative Partners The company works with its partners to develop and supply certain components of the user work flow that fall outside of its core competencies, but are important to its customer’s application. These companies include Danaher Corporation, Luminex Corporation, CapitalBio Corporation, Life Technologies Corporation, Genisphere LLC, Hamilton Robotics (a division of Hamilton Company), Takara Bio Inc. and New England Biolabs, Inc. The company’s PbA partners include F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Veracyte Inc. GenomeDx, Ariosa Diagnostics, Skyline Diagnostics and Lineagen, amongst others. In 2014, the company established a partnership with Ariosa (part of F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd.) to offer an array-based approach to the Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) market. The company also collaborates with certain academic, government, and commercial research groups to develop and validate new applications of its technologies. These include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Genome Research Institute and U.K. Biobank. Research and Development The company’s research and development expenses, as of December 31, 2014, included $50.2 million. Competition The company’s competitors include Thermo Fisher; Roche Diagnostics; Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.; Becton, Dickinson and Company; and Danaher. History Affymetrix, Inc. was founded in 1991. The company was incorporated in California in 1992 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1998.
affymetrix inc (AFFX:NASDAQ GS)
3420 Central Expressway
Santa Clara, CA 95051
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