Genomic Vision

The growth was driven in part by a strong increase in revenues for the company's life sciences research products.

APG Bio will distribute the products and services to life science researchers in China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

The company attributed the decline to lower revenues from its collaboration with Quest Diagnostics.

Product sales rose nearly 23 percent during the year, but this was offset by a 34 percent dip in revenue from an R&D collaboration with Quest Diagnostics.

The French molecular diagnostics company said almost 95 percent of its revenue during the quarter came from its R&D collaboration with Quest Diagnostics.

The company and the hospital will conduct a clinical study into the detection and prevention of the disease.

Under the arrangement, the partners will use Genomic Vision's molecular combing technology to identify genetic variations underlying different diseases.

A 56 percent increase in revenues from the French molecular diagnostic firm's collaboration with Quest Diagnostics drove up overall revenue growth. 

The firm said the drop in revenues was due to a lack of milestone payments from Quest Diagnostics, which accounted for half of all revenues in the prior-year period.

Through its agreement with Quest Diagnostics, the company plans to launch a BRCA1/2 test, followed by tests for Lynch syndrome and HPV. 

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