NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GeneNews today reported that its net loss rose 74 percent year over year on higher R&D costs as the firm rolled its first commercial biomarker test.
 
The Toronto-based firm brought in revenues of $288,438 for the three-month period ended June 30, compared to no revenues in the second quarter of 2007. It said revenue from the most recent quarter came from a collaboration with an Asian biomedical consortium to identify and validate a set of biomarkers for prostate disease.
 

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