By a GenomeWeb Staff Reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – WaferGen Biosystems today reported that its fourth-quarter revenues more than tripled on sales of its SmartChip products.

The Fremont, Calif.-based firm brought in total revenues of $712,369 for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, compared to $189,757 for the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase was driven by sales of its SmartChip Real-Time PCR System, which was launched in August 2010, and associated consumables and services.

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