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Waters Revenues, Income Up in Q1

NEW YORK, April 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Waters reported increased revenues and earnings for the first quarter today.


Revenues were $255 million, up from $221 million during the first quarter last year.


Research and development costs for the quarter increased to $16.1 million, up from $13.6 million during the first quarter last year.


Net income for the quarter was $40.8 million, or $.33 per share, up from $34 million, or $.26 per share, during the year-ago period.


As of March 31, Waters had $408.6 million in cash and cash equivalents.

The Scan

Booster for At-Risk

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Preprints OK to Mention Again

Nature News reports the Australian Research Council has changed its new policy and now allows preprints to be cited in grant applications.

Hundreds of Millions More to Share

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In Nature this week: changes in molecular program during embryonic development leads to different neural cell types, and more.