Sequenom, Inc. (SQNM) Lazard Capital Markets 8th Annual Healthcare Conference Call November 15, 2011 8:30 a.m. ET Executives Paul Maier - Chief Financial Officer Ronald Lindsay - Director and EVP of Research and Development Harry Hixson - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Analysts Sean Lavin - Lazard Capital Markets PresentationSean Lavin - Lazard Capital Markets
I think we will go ahead and get started. I am Sean Lavin, medical technology analyst here at Lazard Capital Markets. Today we have the full Sequenom team. Harry Hixson, CEO, is going to start off. We will also hear from Paul Maier, CFO, and Ron Lindsay, Executive Vice President of Research and Development. Thank you. Harry Hixson Thank you, Sean, and thanks to Lazard Capital for inviting us and thank you for coming to our presentation today. This is our forward-looking statements slide and safe-harbor and I think you should familiarize yourself with that. Sequenom, as a company, we operate in two segments. We have a genetic analysis business which is the early part of our business. More recently we have moved over into molecular diagnostics. The core business that we have right now, most of our revenue comes from the genetic analysis business and the instrument sales, and the consumables. This business is transitioning from academic research work that started originally into the translational applications and clinical diagnostics. From our genetic analyst business we are seeing most of our new and interesting opportunities for molecular diagnostics. So the genetic analysis business and the molecular diagnostics business so we think are synergistic.