NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pacific Biosciences reported after the close of the market Tuesday first-quarter revenues of $10 million, beating Wall Street's consensus estimate of $7.1 million.

The revenues compared to $270,000 in revenue for the first quarter of 2011, before the firm launched its PacBio RS system. The Q1 2012 revenues compare to fourth-quarter 2011 revenues of $12.4 million.

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