This article was originally published February 6.

Following a slow start to 2012, sales of the Pacific Biosciences RS system began to pick up in the second half of the year, with five systems booked in the fourth quarter and four in the previous quarter — a marked improvement over three booked in the first half of the year.

The company also installed five systems in the fourth quarter of 2012, bringing its total installed base to 71. It ended the year with a backlog of five instruments.

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