NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid reported after the close of the market Thursday that its first-quarter revenues rose 19 percent year over year as reagent and disposable sales increased 22 percent.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based firm said that total revenues came in at $91.9 million, up from $77.3 million a year ago, and topping the average analyst estimate of $89.1 million.

Reagent and disposable sales shot up to $75.9 million from $62.1 million a year ago, while system and other sales increased 5 percent to $16.0 million from $15.2 million a year ago.

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