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Dionex Posts 13 Percent Increase in Q1 Revenues, 31 Percent Jump in HPLC Sales


Chromatography systems vendor Dionex posted revenues of $102.9 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2011, a 13 percent increase over last year's first-quarter figure of $90.7 million driven in part by a 31 percent increase in sales of its HPLC devices.

In a statement, Dionex CEO Frank Whitney noted that HPLC sales were particularly strong in the Asia-Pacific market, and that the company had seen increased demand from its life science customers compared to the first quarter of 2010.

He projected 2011 sales in the range of $452 million to $460 million based on improving economic conditions and the recent release of products, including Dionex's new UHPLC+ line.

The company posted profits of $10.9 million for the quarter, up 6 percent over $10.3 million in the first quarter of 2010.

It spent $8 million on R&D, up 11 percent from $7.1 million a year ago, and reported holdings of $77 million in cash and cash equivalents.

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