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Illumina Posts Strong Q2 Revenue Growth Atop Narrowed Losses

NEW YORK, July 17 - Illumina reported strong second-quarter revenue growth amid slight cutbacks in R&D spending and narrowing net losses.


The genotyping-technology firm said total revenue for the period ended June 29 increased to $4.8 million from $1.9 million one year ago. Receipts from product sales in the quarter jumped to $2.7 million from $1 million for the same period one year ago, while revenue from services swelled to $1.5 million from $99,000 during the same year-over-year period, the company said.


Second-quarter R&D spending dipped to $6.2 million from $7 million during the same period last year. As a result, net loss in the quarter shrank to $8.6 million, or $.27 per share, from $16.4 million, or $.54 per share, year over year.


Illumina said it had roughly $52.5 million in cash and investments as of June 29.

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