NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NanoString Technologies reported after the close of the market Wednesday that its first quarter revenues increased 54 percent year over year as its instrument sales doubled.

The Seattle-based molecular diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of $8.8 million for the three months ended March 31, up from $5.7 million in the first quarter of 2013. It beat the average Wall Street estimate of $8.4 million.

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