By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid reported after the close of the market Thursday that its fourth-quarter revenues rose 36 percent on particularly strong clinical systems sales.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based molecular diagnostics firm reported total revenues of $80.1 million for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, up from $58.7 million for Q4 2010. Cepheid easily beat analysts' consensus estimate for revenues of $73.7 million.

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