ABI’s Q1 Revenues Rise 5 Percent; Launches SOLiD System
Applied Biosystems reported this week that its first-quarter 2008 revenues rose 5 percent to $501.2 million from $476.3 million a year ago.
Instrument sales declined 4 percent year over year to $189.4 million, while consumables sales were up 12 percent to $216.2 million, and other sources — which includes service and support, royalties, licenses, and consulting fees — gained 10 percent to $95.6 million.

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