NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Affymetrix's third quarter revenues increased 8 percent year over year, the company reported after the close of the market on Thursday.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, total revenues improved to $87.1 million from $80.4 million in Q3 2013, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $84.4 million.

Product sales were up to $78.1 million from $74.8 million a year ago, while services and other revenues increased to $9 million from $5.6 million.

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