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Caliper s Revenues Grow 22 Percent in Q3 As Pharmas Buy Into Its Microfluidic Screening Platform

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Caliper Life Sciences yesterday reported a 22-percent jump in third-quarter revenues and a shrinking loss as pharmaceutical companies adopt its microfluidic screening platform.


Revenues for the quarter ended Sept. 30 increased to $20.2 million from $16.5 million during the same period last year. Caliper said that during the last three months, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and Taisho Pharmaceutical of Japanhad each purchased a LabChip 3,000 microfluidic screening system for the first time. In addition, Aventis and Pfizer recently bought additional systems, according to the company. 


Caliper spent $5.3 million on R&D during the quarter, down from $8.8 million a year ago.


The company's net loss was cut in half, to $5.1 million, or $.17 per share, compared to $10.1 million, or $.37 per share, during the third quarter of 2003.


As of Sept. 30, Caliper had $6.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and $43.1 million in short-term marketable securities.

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