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While the approach lost some of its luster after failing to deliver on early hype, technological improvements are revitalizing interest among researchers.

The instrument's ability to run in negative-ion mode allows it to move beyond its traditional focus on proteins and into the analysis of other analyte classes.

More powerful and user-friendly mass spec systems could drive an uptick in interest in the technique, suggested a leading top-down researcher.

The company reported revenues of $490.2 million, up from $443.7 million in Q2 2018 and beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $477.8 million.

At the recent ASMS annual meeting, vendors including Bruker, Sciex, and Thermo Fisher Scientific presented new versions of the fast-growing mass spec technique.

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.

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