NEW YORK, May 2 – Pyrosequencing of Uppsala, Sweden said Wednesday its first quarter revenues jumped six-fold to $1.9 million, compared with $300,000 in the year-ago quarter.

The SNP company linked revenue increases to 17 new sales of their PSQ 96 System during the quarter, compared to five instruments in the same quarter in 2000. Additionally, Pyrosequencing reported a rise in an installed base of 80 systems for applied genetic analysis worldwide.

The company’s expenses rose to $5.1 million from $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2000.

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