NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Response Biomedical today reported that product sales for the first quarter rose 50 percent year over year on the strength of its cardiovascular tests.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based firm recorded product sales of C$3 million (US$3 million) for the three months ended March 31, up from $2 million a year ago, as cardiovascular sales increased 80 percent year over year to $2.7 million from $1.5 million. Improved performance in China was the primary driver of growth in the cardiovascular business, Response Biomedical said.

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