Keep in mind, this is not the same company it was a year ago. This is a recycled ticker symbol for the old Life corp., under the combined companies of Invitrogen(parent), Applied Biosystems, Life, and a few other companies gobbled up by either Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems before the merger in November 08.
Lot's going on with this company... and lots of competition too. Hope it's headed in the right direction.
Helicos is just one of several competitors. Don't freak out from one competitor. They will need to prove themselves first.