NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Molecular diagnostics firm Roka Bioscience today reported that its second quarter revenues more than doubled year over year.

The Warren, NJ-based firm, which recently became a publicly traded company, reported revenues of $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, up from $671,000 a year ago as the number of Atlas instruments placed with commercial customers and the commercial use of the platforms increased. As of the end of the quarter, Roka had 36 instrument placements, up from 21 in the year-ago period, it said.

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