Life Technologies this week reported a 6 percent drop in second-quarter revenues for its Genetic Analysis segment, primarily due to dwindling qPCR royalties and a decline in sales of its SOLiD sequencers.

However, excluding these "headwinds," Genetic Analysis revenues increased 5 percent, the company said, driven in part by sales of its Ion Torrent sequencers and "a record number" of its QuantStudio 12K Flex real-time and digital PCR platform.

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