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Vysis's Ship Comes In

Executive Summary

Not too long ago, Vysis was just one of dozens of struggling genomic start-ups. Now, however, with its pending acquisition by Abbott Laboratories, it is a poster child for genomics success. Abbott is betting on the potential of Vysis's core position in fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) as a diagnostic tool, which allows users to evaluate disease based on changes at the chromosomal level. Abbott has been marketing Vysis's FISH test for the HER2 gene and since this summer.

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