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Caliper Posts Flat Revenues, Widened Net Loss in Q3

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 - Caliper Technologies reported flat third-quarter revenue atop increased R&D spending and a slight jump in net loss.


For the period ended Sept. 30, total revenue was $6.6 million, largely unchanged from the same quarter one year ago, Caliper said. Broken down, revenue from product sales during the quarter increased to $2.3 million from $1.6 million last year, while receipts from licensing fees fell to $2.4 million from $3.0 million.


Third-quarter R&D spending increased to $10.9 million from just under $10 million year over year as total costs and expenses in the period inched up to $17.4 million from $17.2 million.


Consequently, net loss in the third quarter went up to $9.4 million, or $.38 per share, from $8.4 million, or $.35 per share, last year, according to Caliper.


The company said it had roughly $126.4 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term marketable securities as of Sept. 30.


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