NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues increased 22 percent year over year driven by 79 percent growth for its consumables.

The South San Francisco, Calif.-based firm brought in total revenues of $12.9 million for the three months ended June 30, compared to $10.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. The firm surpassed analysts' consensus estimate of $12.5 million.

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