Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Seeking Alpha: Pacific Biosciences Will Go Checkers Or Wreckers

I live in NASCAR country and it's not that rare to hear the expression "going checkers or wreckers" - meaning throwing caution to the wind and going all-out, with the idea that you either win or end up in a smoking heap.

That notion would seem to apply to Pacific Biosciences (PACB) today, as this once-promising innovator in single-molecule sequencing has been battered by concerns about the accuracy and value of its systems. With intriguing accuracy-improvement technology and techniques now available, though, PacBio may have its last best chance to achieve the success that many once thought was near-certain. If PacBio can recover its reputation and drive system and consumables sales, this stock could be undervalued by 50% or more. On the other hand, failure to markedly accelerate customer adoption over the next three years could have this company in bankruptcy and the share price in tatters.

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Pacific Biosciences Will Go Checkers Or Wreckers

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