Increasing sales in its drug-discovery and life-science research product lines helped Molecular Devices' first-quarter revenues grow 6 percent organically, but the company's acquisition of Axon, sealed last July, boosted total receipts by 43 percent, the company said last week.

Molecular Devices, which said net profits in the period grew 57 percent, also said it will launch a new imaging system and software next month in order to give its Discovery-1 and ImageXpress platforms a boost in the marketplace.

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