NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Atossa Genetics today said that its revenues in the first quarter increased more than three-fold, driven by the national launch of its breast cancer diagnostic test.

The Seattle-based firm recorded $182,670 in revenues, compared to $54,713 in the first quarter of 2012. Diagnostic testing service revenues were up 221 percent to $169,230 from $52,713 a year ago, while product sales rose more than six-fold to $13,440 from $2,000.

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