NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom reported after the close of the market on Wednesday that its first-quarter revenues rose 7 percent and its net loss more than doubled for the three months ended March 31.

The San Diego-based firm reported revenues of $10.6 million compared to $9.9 million in the first quarter of 2007. It said that the revenue increase was due primarily to an increase in sales of systems outside the US, consumable products sales, and growth in its contract research services group.

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