Affymetrix, Inc. (Affymetrix) is engaged in the development, manufacture, sale and service of consumables and systems for genetic analysis in the life sciences and clinical healthcare markets. Affymetrix has developed its GeneChip system and related microarray technology as a platform for acquiring, analyzing and managing genetic information. The Company offers a line of products for two principal applications: genotyping and gene expression. Related microarray technology also offered by Affymetrix includes licenses for fabricating, scanning, collecting and analyzing results from complementary technologies. The Company sells its products directly to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrichemical, diagnostics and consumer products companies, as well as academic research centers, government research laboratories, private foundation laboratories and clinical reference laboratories in North America and Europe. In June 2012, the Company acquired eBioscience Holding Company, Inc.