Pacific Biosciences reported today that customer use of its PacBio RS II instrument has significantly increased, helping to drive a 54 percent jump in its revenues in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $9.1 million from $5.9 million in the year-ago quarter.

The company recognized revenue in the quarter from the installation of five systems, the same number it booked in Q4 2012, but consumable sales doubled to $2.6 million in the quarter from $1.3 million in Q4 2012.

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