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New instrument releases at this week's meeting reflected proteomics' increased emphasis on throughput and the continuing spread of ion mobility technology.

Bruker signed a codevelopment and comarketing agreement with PreOmics for sample prep, and a partnership with Genedata for proteomics software.

The company also announced that its board of directors has authorized payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per share of its common stock.

The firm said total revenues rose to $461.4 million from $431.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, beating analysts' consensus estimate of $450.1 million.

Based on PCR technology acquired from Hain Diagnostics, the test and platform enable rapid detection of TB, as well as assessment of antibiotic resistance.

The firm said the purchase will allow it to better provide software tools to customers in the chemistry, pharmaceutical, and analytical laboratory markets.

The company reported revenues of $553.6 million, up from $530.5 million in Q4 2017, and beating the average analyst estimate of $544.6 million.

Among the firms presenting, 10x noted that it doubled its revenue growth in 2018, and Myriad discussed the impact that new tests are having on its growth.

Revenues in the third quarter grew to $466.6 million from $335.6 million in Q3 2017, beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $451.7 million.

The group's meeting this week evidenced the ongoing shift towards analyzing proteins in the context of specific isoforms, complexes, and cells.

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