NEW YORK, May 1 – Ciphergen Biosystems reported Tuesday an 80 percent increase in first-quarter revenues to $2.7 million from $1.5 million in the year-ago quarter.

The company attributed the increase to greater sales of its ProteinChip systems and arrays in addition to service revenue from their Biomarker Discovery Centers. The growth represents “continued progress in our mission of enabling benchtop biologists to perform proteomics research," William Rich, CEO of Ciphergen, said in a statement.

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