NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exiqon today reported that its first-quarter revenues fell 13 percent year over year on weak sales in North America.

The Denmark-based genomics tools and molecular diagnostics developer reported total revenues of DKK 24 million ($4.2 million) for the three months ended March 31, compared to DKK 27.6 million for the first quarter of 2011. It said that organic sales growth for research products was 25 percent in Europe, offset by a 33 percent decline in North America, where it said that it is implementing a new sales strategy.

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