NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina reported after the close of the market on Tuesday that its first quarter 2018 revenues climbed 31 percent.

The San Diego, California-based genomic technologies company reported total Q1 revenues of $782 million compared to $598 million in Q1 2017, beating analysts' average estimate of $743.5 million.

Total Q1 2018 revenue included $628 million in product revenue and $154 million in service and other revenue, up from $491 million and $107 million, respectively, in the previous year's quarter.

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19
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