NEW YORK, April 23 – Cepheid of Sunnyvale, Calif., said Monday its more than tripled to $3.3 in first-quarter 2001, compared with $900,000 in the year ago period.

Cepheid attributed the increase in revenues to initial sales of its SmartCycler DNA testing system, which the company began selling through distributors in May of 2000. In January, the company began receiving revenue from sales of the SmartCycler in Europe, sold through its Belgian distributor, Eurogentec.

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