SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced it has extended the term of a supply agreement with Illumina, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of life sciences tools and integrated systems for the large scale-analysis of genetic variation and function.
The amendment extends the term of the supply agreement from three years to five years, terminating in July 2016. Sequenom and its subsidiaries purchase Illumina's sequencing equipment and consumables for use in the cell-free detection of fetal chromosomal abnormalities in maternal blood.
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Forward-Looking Statements Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements regarding the duration of and performance expectations under the supply agreement, including purchases by Sequenom and its subsidiaries, and Sequenom's commitment to improving healthcare through revolutionary genetic analysis solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including the risks and uncertainties associated with reliance upon the collaborative efforts of other parties such as Illumina, Sequenom's ability to develop and commercialize new technologies and products, particularly new technologies such as prenatal and other diagnostics and laboratory developed tests, Sequenom's ability to manage its existing cash resources or raise additional cash resources, competition, intellectual property protection and intellectual property rights of others, government regulation particularly with respect to diagnostic products and laboratory developed tests, obtaining or maintaining regulatory approvals, ongoing litigation and other risks detailed from time to time in Sequenom, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that may change and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and Sequenom, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the issuance of this press release.