NEW YORK, May 9  - Packard BioScience reported late Wednesday that sales of liquid handling and sample preparation instruments helped drive up first-quarter revenues to $51.5 million, a 19 percent jump over the year ago quarter, including negative currency effects. 

Without the negative currency effect, the company said its revenues would have increased 23 percent. 

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