By Justin Petrone

CombiMatrix's decision to focus all of its resources on its diagnostics business and abandon its play in the research arena appears to be paying off.

The company reported last week that its third-quarter revenues increased 68 percent on diagnostic testing sales, while its net loss for the quarter shrank by half.

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