“Affymetrix is pleased to see our long term relationship with the FDA result in a foodborne pathogen monitoring tool. The key to preventing widespread outbreaks is to detect and identify contaminants and foodborne illness as quickly, accurately, and easily as possible. Integrated genomic/bioinformatic solutions are indispensable tools in food safety applications providing rapid answers to serious questions,” said Dr. Kevin Cannon, SVP of the Expression Business Unit at Affymetrix.This array is now available to the community from Affymetrix. PLEASE NOTE: Affymetrix, the Affymetrix logo, GeneAtlas, and GeneChip trademarks are the property of Affymetrix, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. SOURCE: Affymetrix, Inc. Forward-looking statements All statements in this press release that are not historical are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act as amended, including statements regarding Affymetrix' "expectations," "beliefs," "hopes," "intentions," "strategies," or the like. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially for Affymetrix from those projected. These and other risk factors are discussed in Affymetrix' Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, and other SEC reports for subsequent quarterly periods. About Affymetrix Affymetrix technologies enable multiplex and simultaneous analysis of biological systems at the cell, protein, and gene level, facilitating the rapid translation of bench-top research into clinical and routine use for human health and wellness. We strive to provide leadership and support, partnering with our customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic, government, and non-profit research institutes in their quest for answers toward using biology for a better world. More than 2,300 microarray systems have been shipped around the world and more than 48,000 peer-reviewed papers have been published citing our technologies. Affymetrix is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has manufacturing facilities in Cleveland, Ohio, San Diego, Vienna and Singapore. The Company has about 1,100 employees worldwide and maintains sales and distribution operations across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. For more information about Affymetrix, please visit www.affymetrix.com.