Ion Torrent PGM Sales Exceed Life Tech's Expectations in Q1 while SOLiD Sales Suffer | GenomeWeb

By Julia Karow

Life Technologies said last week that first-quarter revenues in its genetic systems division fell year-over-year as the Japanese earthquake delayed shipments of the 5500 SOLiD, fewer customers bought SOLiD 4 systems and reagents, and the capillary electrophoresis business declined compared to the previous year's exceptionally strong first quarter.

Sales of the Ion Torrent PGM, on the either hand, were larger than the company had anticipated for the quarter.

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