NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Med BioGene on Thursday reported that it swung to a loss from a profit for the first half of 2012.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based molecular diagnostics developer also said that it recorded no revenues for the six months ended June 30, compared to revenues of C$593,714 (US$597,795) for the first half of 2011, all of which were derived from licensing deals.

Its net loss for the first half of 2012 was C$223,418, or C$.00 per share, compared to a profit of C$215,034, or C$.00 per share, for the first half of 2011.

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