This article has been updated to include comments from a conference call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pacific Biosciences reported after the close of the market Thursday that its total second quarter 2016 revenues fell 17 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015.

The single-molecule sequencing technology firm reported total Q2 revenues of $20.7 million, down from $24.9 million in Q2 2015. It beat analysts' average estimate of $20.2 million.

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Sep
07
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will address improvements in the library prep workflow for small RNA sequencing in serum and plasma.

Sep
21
Sponsored by
Roche

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