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Executive Summary

The prospect of applying DNA testing to blood screening is likely to shake up the {status quo} in the blood banking industry. The blood banking business is currently dominated by Ortho/Chiron and Abbott Laboratories but now companies with DNA proficiency are seeking to get a piece of the action. Roche Diagnostics is already selling DNA screening tests to blood banks in Europe and it is working on a high-volume instrument specifically geared for blood banks.

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