NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Verisante Technology last week posted a sharp drop in Q1 2014 revenues, as the firm terminated its Canadian distributor agreement for its Raman spectroscopy-based Aura skin cancer detection device, choosing instead to pursue a direct sales approach.

For the quarter, Verisante reported revenues of $40,000, down 83 percent from $235,000 in Q1 2013.

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