NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Cepheid said after the close of the market Thursday that its first quarter revenues grew 9 percent year over year.

For the quarter ended March 31, the molecular diagnostics firm reported total revenues of $144.8 million, up from $132.6 million in the comparable quarter a year ago, and beating average analysts' estimates of $140.2 million. On a constant-currency basis, Q1 revenues grew 13 percent year over year.

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