NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pressure BioSciences today reported that its first-quarter revenues increased to $306,762 from $132,376 year over year.

The firm said that sales of its Pressure Cycling Technology products and services were $222,142 versus $81,473 in the comparable quarter of 2008. Pressure Bio said the sales growth was driven by the installation of 10 Barocycler instruments during the quarter, compared to seven such sales in Q1 2008.

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