NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BG Medicine said today that revenues for the second quarter increased 181 percent year over year, surpassing the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

For the three months ended June 30, the Waltham, Mass.-based company recorded $622,000 in revenues, up from $221,000 a year ago, beating the average analyst estimate of $520,000. Product revenues spiked to $566,000 from $46,000 a year ago, "reflecting increasing demand for the BGM Galectin-3 test," BG Medicine said, while service revenues dropped to $56,000 from $175,000.

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In Genome Research this week: inversion variants mapped in human, non-human primate genomes; transcriptome profiling of maize, sorghum; and more.

Jun
14
Sponsored by
Sophia Genetics

This webinar will discuss an effort underway at the University of North Carolina Medical Center's to overcome limitations in the hematological genomic testing workflow with artificial intelligence (AI) from Sophia Genetics.

Jun
19
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will provide evidence for the use of RNA in situ hybridization (RNA ISH) as a replacement for immunohistochemistry (IHC) in cancer research and diagnostic applications.

Jun
20
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

In this webinar, Michael Quail of the R&D Sequencing team at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will provide an expert perspective on library prep for next-generation sequencing.

Jun
28
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will review a standardized, high-throughput, and fully automated library prep protocol for human metagenomic analysis.