Molecular Devices gave chief financial officer, Tim Harkness, a 16-percent raise, the company said in a December SEC filing. Harkness, who is also senior vice president and has been with the company since 1998, will receive an annual salary of $275,000 and a performance bonus of up to 60 percent of that based on undisclosed performance goals. Harkness received a salary of $237,499 in 2003, and a bonus of $142,500.

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