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Participants
Doug Farrell VP of IR & Corporate Communications
Brad Gray CEO, President & Director
Tom Bailey CFO
Daniel Brennan Cowen
Dan Arias Stifel
Julia Qin JPMorgan
Kyle Mikson Canaccord Genuity
Catherine Schulte Robert W. Baird
Tejas Savant Morgan Stanley
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Operator

Hello. And thank you for attending today's NanoString First Quarter 2022 Operating Results Conference Call. My name is Selena, and I will be your moderator. All lines will be muted during the presentation portion of the call with an opportunity for questions-and-answers at the end. [Operator Instructions]. to Investor conference Relations. like host, to now Farrell, Doug would pass over the our I Please ahead. go

Doug Farrell

Thank you, operator. Good afternoon, everyone.

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Brad Gray

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Tom Bailey

joining all today. Thanks, Brad. And us for thanks

of quarter the service revenue was For and first million. XXXX, $XX.X product

million, was biology For GeoMx $X.X installed QX flat system. business, was approximately spatial $X.X annualized per GeoMx our million. pull-through was Consumable million. consumable $X.X GeoMx year-over-year. QX revenue revenue instrument was revenue $XX,XXX

we bringing QX, For XX XX secured our CosMx, over system total orders. over in to new orders

quarter a system. For service, nCounter business, all year-over-year Service approximately pull-through our with representing consumable instruments the million, the instruments new was million, installed quarter. contract of approximately XXX $XX.X new revenue and of by $XX.X year-over-year was our QX, was was increased revenue nCounter primarily installed end $X.X X%. instruments which installed instrument was our was about $XX,XXX driven service with basis. approximately QX includes during instruments and revenue nCounter $X.X nCounter installed the revenue QX growth installed and during base base annualized X,XXX million, per installed from consumable At decrease approximately GeoMx revenue our was XX instrument XX million XX% growing

XX% Turning on our stock-based of information impact press a onetime have compensation, or release page certain depreciation web to by were impacted and Investor detailed to items. non-GAAP increase for basis, on our in storage results adjusted refer by QX to that for SG&A we service or was primarily and undertaken DSP as our as an by provide well which primarily continue XX%, finance were expand will GeoMx how support our as due including support impacts cost margins we manufacturing expense CosMx. information of related was are points adjusted as related of as increase year-over-year, These Adjusted CosMx, across measures XXX Please customers and solutions are adjusted to our initiatives, by our Biology support we to by offset operations capacity in efficiency. well QX the our increase to to of new and investments posted product non-GAAP million, costs was an Spatial investments gross and last exhibits million, I'll our and Spatial Adjusted consumables Relations growth analysis XX% year-over-year, licencing related by R&D made $XX technology data customer functions. to have to partially $XX.X driven software increased and manufacturing margin personnel for GeoMx development platforms. groups in initiatives implementing basis investments investments year, virtual technology make Margins commercial driven prepared. salesforce, Biology and in and improve and to an expense positively of and to compared of expenses.

and loss adjusted March million equivalents of as XX. was were million cash and Our our cash EBITDA $XX.X $XXX.X

Turning to guidance.

sales and to to the For revenue revenue million in and $XX of range with upper similar quarter, reflecting of of range, in range GeoMx nCounter sales revenue half performance the $XX second the expect the to of million This to performance $XX QX. with the of reflecting $XX our improvement to we the in end, $XX includes end million be aggregate team bottom million in service million. million latter of $XX the QX,

updating For year, the and a guidance range we full $XXX of revenue million. to product our service $XXX to million are

and XX% million are to annual our $XX,XXX representing GeoMx, revenue updating growth of year estimated to XX% guidance of full For an full range $XX range to $XX to pull-through million, we year $XX,XXX. updated

range trend of XXXX. to the of the bottom by in is at $XX,XXX service, corresponds balance estimated the to to full level range potential $XX to For in and end pull-through in midpoint full The million, conservative which underway in the end our a scenario of second $XX our of remain the the prior close driven XXXX the which total are half a differences range. flat million close year. over The our GeoMx year conservative The year nCounter revenue the range end our reflecting opportunities instrument actions through that GeoMx rate ends corresponds $XX,XXX updated during upper primarily experienced instrument revenue. funnel that we resulted QX annual of are scenario to and revenue year on to updating guidance rates in a improvements at to lower

Turning to and margins expenses.

updating our of full gross expect our from million million million. affirming the making we adjusted $XX are range operating guidance EBITDA for XXXX which year and million With ranges, in our adjusted ranges. are XX% range will to $XX guidance year to previous and and we to expected We the expense loss we of guidance are $XX of margin the revenue a updated changes be previous full margin XX%, expense to no to range previous our $XX adjusted gross

Our flow we confident the key challenges, resources to current and strong, our grow period breakeven. our we balance sheet have revenue are through sustain remains and investments to the cash achieve

Brad Now to I'll closing over for turn comments. the call

Brad Gray

AGBT strength yourself. quality join product reputation, company's of on invite for as portfolio. Thanks, Tom. in a we're the steadily you their capabilities. where to is product is is and over NanoString it. and power We confident Biology poised to commercial you and solutions research of opportunity Biology in can provider breadth synergy and as Spatial our the and our going our ability technique decade, our such capture reach Biology meeting financial laboratories as out biological Spatial brand next see the critical the Spatial NanoString market unparalleled in remain building us be well at strengths of are June, to based leading the to compelling, portfolio

We’re ready questions, for operator. the

Operator

proceed. Please the Daniel now The with question Instructions] first session. will We [Operator question-and-answer Cowen. Brennan begin from comes

Daniel Brennan

first just quarter just at taking trying look the itself. guess question, for would one be the -- guys. to the Thanks Great. I

incident ASP in Maybe an what revenues. if implies wrong. math million below XX us serves around at? pricing you my the it Can GeoMx, tracking you is me, placed somewhere something walk in is that you GeoMXN number If been through quarter we're doing since You did guys the $X.X have on $XXX,XXX. just correct,

Brad Gray

for question. Thanks Dan. the Hey,

difference clarify between GeoMx me Let recognition systems. of the installation and revenue

during sold quarter, the been the quarter. new So we during systems, which XX fourth GeoMx recognized had and revenue installed of many

GeoMx associated smaller orders. a instruments So QX stable in additional recognition QX, relative periods. ASP the on with our number prior to And revenue was for GeoMx was of

Daniel Brennan

Got it.

Thanks, Brad. Okay.

shipments. of to placement up you thought terms But guys in I So equal had okay. for caught

So what's in below -- on you a line the of definitely little your the assumed for nCounter kind QX QX being year, with guide the on above GeoMx on given we're just guide, full us but bit gimbal. overall,

So within pull-through? the $XX you million for what are assuming in $XX to placements million,

Tom Bailey

to don't of a close QX, I quarterly I growth assume the end typically that it say the be also -- you'd on bit of in we We consistent rates a things. give Yeah. And Per QX. comments, top detail that Dan, bottom improvement. kind reasonable with and would range two but both basis, we consumables the relative assumes to see in end think instruments my of would what sequential did

if those range, guidance would for post be you our guidance good So within modeling you're QX use. to

Brad Gray

add Dan. I'll top that, on one of thing

If you historical of tends year. it over the GeoMx, for pull-through look consumable at strengthen course seasonally our the to

closer consumable will second range, of higher in to half. pull-through fair it's the strengthening of for or top assume end bottom the year the to the range near of and be the the end the the course So over that GeoMx

Daniel Brennan

a a force anything to maybe throughout Got realignment know, something call of points was April a folks few would of us little through give and times about So can it Or some it front to related what's speak you're you in that think everything color feel in of sales regarding anything the awareness landscape? May in reflect of then in issues. where incremental really sales funnel I that more the demand and say of on seeing piecing? towards basis? then order the just heightened or what going there working is you Brad, data competitive on is kind terms just suggest is realignment? good I'm talked just kind you about even the communicated Can the the force it. sales is And what about you you that date, to sure that of I kind

Brad Gray

question Yeah. Maybe that break parts, into I'll two Dan.

to and the confidence it's trends changes macro saw for what just strong that are, something under at any call too that First, Well, of or we in And competitive just be competitive our any the the don't are on level. reasons would a not the in we environment see on would environment in there's reason the us don't correlations in that just furthermore, competitive going QX gives that really Those changes the -- the we the see fact, QX. to coincidental. outlined in approach. account traceability for slowdown QX we performance back

periods Our and low threat. our competitive weakness that a CosMx periods, consistent rate loss business, which consistent would across with low not competitive of consistent GeoMx the was our with from prior and rate to was and prior parts transition experienced was all with we be

point. be So may first my that's

question quarter-to-date the good sort are a things On off mean, trends, of of I start. QX to

in and both only in and year described instrument QX. a that's consumable started materially we're moving year I over pace GeoMx at about way remarks, orders quarter quarter. the into the the through five improved prior As both that the period But the and prepared my are weeks

it's too to early victory. So declare

that QX into you are the I commercial we're both time of year reflected still guidance. think going and see to changes full growing that and our take Some in

Daniel Brennan

it. Got

just maybe one, then back And go last the queue. in Okay. I'll

we'll learn terms AGBT. about -- CosMx, I about I in GeoMx from the think as abnormal you're orders the versus the something GeoMx, CosMx talked just Just think seeing that tracking of we there think that's that but of that and not anything again, publications you are seeing drawdowns us reflect two at that and more customers to, from you're products anything you or more terms factoids But giving or could whether these complementary speak about what cannibalistic. would in

Brad Gray

who to nature customers for from complementary quarters our that have see CosMx of include come real the GeoMx of About three have also -- not together orders CosMx I of show CosMx did to comes the and data, were solutions. nature come GeoMx from GeoMx they'll bundle. evidence strongest complementary you going if come scientific in accumulatively a date. from experimentation owned the think presentations technologies used customers the on believe I our of either And three Well, or already GeoMx bought orders and a doing that invite to also oral how would you they CosMx AGBT. and not these All be together. think I'd will two are these to of

You'll also have Genomics to these the customers of dual use plasma Spatial chance at see synergistic two our together. their Summit about talk

think the So are supports who trend come of complementary speak technologies in a to a have to And Orlando, nature. I the two number real scientists finding order to their if complementary you experimentation. chance these you’ll

Daniel Brennan

Great.

I’ll the back queue. Okay. Thanks, in get guys.

Operator

proceed. The question Stifel. Dan from Arias next you. Please Thank comes with

Dan Arias

speaking, just Good you the by mean guys. new spatial once a Thanks roughly what to long-term purchase put now stream? the meant on changes, revenue there just follow-through to of the is for near-term the instead questions. cultivating some force, afternoon, you just role. focusing the that Does the wasn't sales drive in Brad, that the in what order sale? can expand recurring relationships the to And and was some made reps not of context the percentage on maybe then scope

Brad Gray

Yeah.

the take question. me Let second

Dan. First,

So and in effort what the mean. when about imbalance really fourth the the quarter, we sales we here's talk

spending visiting their in and not six due a frequently with but system cycle were months. is of GeoMx cultivating were purchase and time fourth those instruments for due purchase GeoMx were evaluation their customers reps quarter, during the who to during customers they Remember, and were are instruments nine sales XXXX. the between to instrument early who Our sales

contact customers in on take in saw over we the what and with reps period underinvest quarter, back focus in in that and current if haunt future to they'll length. the that them, come are sales is only cultivation quarters Our they who place quarter. that And to the will fourth instruments purchases purchasing need customers of instrument long-term continuously be those

because majority question the On roles, had of answer sales sales of reps think have change. I the and of the is roles reps fraction the the our new that

list has title from customer, And Now them mean to doesn't the sales materially, necessarily reason we're structure customer but same that individual mean evolved. what they're it an their where asking is overall mean reps multiple changed doesn't changed. it with now do interacted necessarily does we It in better sales us management to interacting the individual a a interact coordinated allows way life moved with the structure way sales that simpler and account account to in our a with or same makes a customer the reps way one reps customer where that coordinates that mini-team service. a customer's single manager deliver

time So of is impacted some grow work. to that almost going the to everybody in they terms way into. part take of it And that's what

Dan Arias

Yeah.

place to just an Do bunch the Okay. not say, can to here's ability a mid-fall that out here period, competitive Helpful. strength would on X-week the there one a holidays? of you like there Maybe just meaningfully that of quarter. at, installing but trying fourth I to Hey, you as that the split belief you system a are the am And just that instruments wondering before or the availability pretty look as in take more year-end. can new the be follow-up, not CosMx you until were but sense and full about commercialization clear use I'm using last being hairs quarter see about

Brad Gray

that instrument are presented but don't to fashion. believe we do will in for shipment be evaluating factor. determine how have who actually critical description shipping we'll I real an the in. on the availability and will company in of It's imager, behind meetings meter I data availability, the customers instruments believe the system fourth technology reputation those of works we like confident available is based us competitive being quarter too quarter orderly of fourth at publicly a feel imager those the what and new datasets the the time early out that I and that's stands the class parse systems in the AGBT.

a competitive large ship quarter number the So compelled I'm in to not of worried a about fourth feeling basis. on instruments

Dan Arias

Okay.

lastly, the year to CosMx Tom, back change any falling really -- into not note. the half revenues Just of that no on

Tom Bailey

That's we've That's changes our Dan. guidance. No in correct, in XXXX correct. No CosMx had. revenue

Dan Arias

thanks. Okay. good, Very

Operator

Thank you. Qin The proceed. next question from comes Please with Julia JPMorgan.

Julia Qin

Hi, our taking for good afternoon. Thanks question.

full guide much the you're the recapture benefit at of not assuming instrument GeoMx looking half second the it the So in like year, looks from year. for

if represent the any would an GeoMx lost wonder And to in any Has you on upside incremental year second them the update competitive being order So guidance? half recapture I your could funnel. or of the give of placements.

Brad Gray

Julia, this is Brad.

do So increase of periods. look We GeoMx. we if growth in rate with in half, and first, imply revenue a take the the competitive low is -- when previous second number guidance, rate But step-up not our guidance rate guide. half half growth I to an believe you respectively. first our GeoMx do full our QX second actually consistent and guidance the year range, I and on relatively in see GeoMx at loss in our at substantial The of can the XX% it you by implied top and the the growth is ups XX% in bottom think flat infer as that between end we steps

fits our underway on impact is that commercial actions a guidance. of that we So have will expecting quarters, after have our and are we couple execution these an into

Julia Qin

whip customers potential AGBT GeoMx wonder, the tweaks Got to typically Do tier beyond your next differences the due it. review peer And as marketing you seen publications nine require and six months of the GeoMx like those push bull I you've generating any from in cycle the sales customers? adopters, that in expected effect. with previous obviously, any at early expect you approach. sales

Brad Gray

the with tweak GeoMx. reach mass market we approach I do to that our think sales need to

I be able of a think Obviously, that don't to number large -- reach any requires changes. sales we've I structural believe reps added to them.

review the I illustrate versus can to thing we each that improve the segment that researchers. use the number help individual think to early use number one including we that do where GeoMx to imager peer appeal the and the fits is understand class, use large way this cases we CosMx of papers to cases way that specific GeoMx maybe of relative majority communicate

focus second platforms organization papers will and an weaponization our Biology uses Spatial the impact is their describe that for we over peer-review and of way relative our I'll increasing the believe the this major a of simplification what of this half I today call have So marketing year. the

Julia Qin

in and the believe team, lastly, some cost Very you reps are sales remarks it. helpful. And mentioned dedicated to prepared on GeoMx the then that Got mix. I focus on others

And road? Given now. are franchise where most assume of that CosMx the thinking does their need mean potential down transition I to life CosMx? about the you on grows, the are team products shift But the in you is to reps sales GeoMx focused as how will GeoMx the cycles, over respective

Brad Gray

me my not remarks, GeoMx Let to earlier clarify Julia. dedicate do reps separately versus CosMx. We sales

able to have of what portfolio sales that spatial the spatial to specialists favorite. entirety We is describe observed we who have reps tend our are sales a But biology. for have

our what of training CosMx successfully and And systems. excitement and coaching Some some it's selling activity to sales of comfortable of appropriate they've and our balance our Other most doing reps most is each them the the sales the targeting customers feel of appropriate. GeoMx been which have through of selling find part doing of to -- for both systems, our monitoring time. balance we're CRM which for the reps sales a our one with gravitated applications those force helping the system instruments

Julia Qin

helpful. you. Got Thank it. That’s

Operator

Kyle next with Please proceed. Canaccord. The comes from question you. Mikson Thank

Kyle Mikson

the Hey, questions. for Great. Thanks guys. taking

two second Could kind So what realignment. of XX% growth? a second factors just walk growth? XX% growth it's mentioned mean, I you to year-over-year year, the can walk you sales I to like There's the of you GeoMx. just guidance, off total the year. you year going half kind were guidance XX. in through for it's in on the that competitive, saying thirds the Can that I half. kind Last coming the confidence implies, what that the you you think just you GeoMx moment be other ago, second of you're drive through of was just in gives confidence to obviously, force gives like half of Brad, think that revenue

Brad Gray

Yeah.

think split, second implied half, you the first if updated the at I guidance. in look half our

about COVID-XX first you And at half, if back was to pandemic, get in revenue and about of close total second pretty half XX% slow in first You acceleration year half. seen a where we had That's in the with XXXX, year the to of would that. second similarly look the that a split XXXX. we a same start an the the have second because the which XX% half in to split half

that's will So the I second in experienced a the in in first statement. challenges half where leave I half. you precedent without think guess the not it's that year first

can are that papers is a believe many good the this out, the that how Spatial platform, us The half. need capabilities recovery imager Biology so a in as second tremendously we'll be to remains evidence We of continue a customers already coming rapid at the for many to and it feel to both class from powerful out be, pace. will will confidence of have that second distinguish that's coming that peer-reviewed powerful ours that eventually And able they very GeoMx do and GeoMx products allow a have.

Kyle Mikson

the you And that's heard year to would towards complex, And you would I shift that's going doesn't see workflow guidance it view kind helpful. the full of That's conservative, and from new you to normal in but original Can the 'XX? the a I through off like pull-through price due this you obviously to importantly, as that WTA, customers I pull-through that far as WTA? Brad, were guidance seem think trend that expect the GeoMx point be the time Great. is for -- more dynamic. one lower more I GeoMx think that do that guess? is just you higher walk mentioning,

Brad Gray

Yeah.

again, Let prepared me clarify my on remarks Kyle.

pull-through, is expect customers GeoMx goes to adopting up that system. long-term, observed strong revenue Illumina laboratory to data to that periods the setting Transcriptome be a the consumable we've who average processing large on effect embracing from reach we've GeoMx slowly being sets. to in that's WTA we creating -- result, a overall to data expectations cases, over None we're WTA and a large And time. That dilutive instruments, begun space an It placing extra complicated. as gaining pull-through those to long-term customers to their see And sequencer, take using customers pipeline then effect. and our and reflect in Atlas our draw what the pull-through store up said, handle up of the appropriate are or going access are base. WTA involves the setting changes capability in see for their the with dilutes The to servers the to who of that pull-through multiple quarters run-rate. takes run consumable Whole of new many the to GeoMx. sequencer that our about And assay back auxiliary into numbers quarters where is can continue But quantify this reason guidance. So we're have in that multiple installed it that

Kyle Mikson

it. Got

that base? RNA-based pull-through installed spatial you evolve I do Okay. in just readout. you And policy clarification. really heard If I you the year? a GeoMx. soft the Thank was how rest you kind recent research? of guess of could for GeoMx trends ask are for just and of what know the NGS And QX I throughout current for talk that I kind the anticipate for seeing was quick of about protein-based follow-up. Can in utilization XX%

Brad Gray

Yeah.

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Kyle Mikson

so Okay. much. Thanks

Operator

Thank Catherine next question with Please Baird. comes The you. Schulte proceed. from

Catherine Schulte

instrument perhaps performance the Thanks you strongest guess result weakest the I GeoMx with you've prepared mentioned further in for now that guys. the driven was question. I mix your QX for remarks the much the had to regions underperforming dive of Hey, into QX instruments, versus performance. results, those guess sales the the broader first, that time January by how of was realignment? a that regions impact GeoMx delivered

Brad Gray

great regions have really ability to relative opportunities a the I'd long-term Catherine. explanation we and fail fully close QX of opportunities organization in cultivate on It weakness only capture underperformance question, the that the our Clearly, in the there. of those for on does to our explain not expectations. reduced commercial to that It's part the was say our shortfall change further that the GeoMx.

Catherine Schulte

taking, terms talk programs activation. you you mentioned Okay. those you're And it. GeoMx to and and are in site incentives incentives programs what Got actions the Can specific of specifically? speed through

Brad Gray

terms get Transcriptome GeoMx Sure. of to are place have able who incentives, Well, new assays on in special and we pricing in Whole running get sites up for and early. activated

team up a the coordinate build momentum. the closely more in of customer. pricing those first sites of from can shipment we of efforts who terms quickly of them their a of So them instrument, helping make training the of the workflow In to importantly, and we're planning on effective, get the the motivation offer to place instrument kind and providing get users help people informatics tighter we are up more all way their in bring the formed installation set to to their internal the and quickly and parallel, managerial the experiments instrument the on the critical the system experience to people of

Catherine Schulte

it. Got Thank you.

Operator

The comes Tejas Morgan next question you. Savant Thank from Stanley. proceed. with Please

Tejas Savant

guys. evening. Hey, Good

versus now vintage sort in year? between like of balance quantitative quarter. But think restored towards you first last the To right? appreciate about was So share color the on in to GeoMx Brad, the of It that order wondering being there's opportunities any longer-term sounds that terms opportunities? funnel. earlier if provided of So XQ in perhaps heavily the split was I where you funnel, the has you extent the it's longer-term metrics that all that opportunities if the near-term like what it skewed can

Brad Gray

would cycle? say instead I Where I cycle It’s world process. sales of purchase think though, look sales sales you're for One the opportunities a for to real their we those maturity call for mature what to continues our thinking reflected customers overall immaturity taken our to there have of evidence exiting cycle a And wanted cycle to of that Tejas, those sales asking, through about recently morning get. so I’ve [indiscernible] are GeoMx in customers sales as this those comment on And in as just that quarter-to-date. persist the at would not of we is some it the our advance in took no in extending. XXXX. continuing to continues that sales instruments that sort we’re be XXXX for be other we our the try had sales funnel funnel. funnel is in guidance,

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Tejas Savant

track details remember and helping That’s to get terms it. process? any of on helpful. in reps things around month sure handovers processes on that And to Any these track. stay stay you on? accounts. making for I sort you preannouncement of plan there they of the new through one and just one, that help elaborate mentioned specific new formalized Got like day instituted sort Are then us, you’ve on ramp week one, them and changes can after that target a further

Brad Gray

No.

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Tejas Savant

of that Brad, call the three monitoring to on is earlier what in mentioned then terms you all make sure across Got training just balanced and around of focus there reps it. And a monitoring it putting of training. places of push a into around behavior? in Or any that optimize translating well your you’re for new is to Is sort and mainly that platforms. incentives just

Brad Gray

Yeah.

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over performance reps to and stay long-term. should opportunities track on So compensation said, for underinvest and being help overinvest them the over management need plans horizons. coaching long-term reward many their controlling term incentive near time in a and and them in That balanced not

them really primary mechanism So instruments to find And how time achieving the manager funnel. both coaching. stages with individual the their reps different the and they that opportunities balance then helping for spending are clear active just and their on of right visibility providing they’re how and balance at by

Tejas Savant

off broader in the some from shaved for essentially to the the related a so biopharma assumptions Super it. just there but just Tom. biopharma. been There one one you’ve a Not a that the the incremental the year. any Omicron or final $X spending of restructuring much Was concerns be as you for landscape. then on all around then Got has that guide. just the cracks around million mirror nCounter flush, Tom, well. things sales was guide the helpful. can of in on And elaborate health half environment side downside of budget around back in And that on there of some

Tom Bailey

issues piece, nCounter Tejas, to I all think the execution it’s our guide. the related On on

And so, nCounter there any macro guidance. is no into we incremental the factors from that impact assumed

Tejas Savant

the biopharma And point? Got on it.

Tom Bailey

biopharma of yes Part the point.

total revenues. our So or XX% biopharma is, of little in a any given quarter, around over

and the small by large So most pharma capital most that of of and biopharma our current markets other outside revenue kind environment. impacted used a from are is academic

year. don't think into the factor for where we'll plays we So land that significant a

not flush into we year gave as type is you guide there of pattern our any factored layered either that's guidance back for March. the quarterly that's guidance, into nor budget so behavior the And recall, in when our

point the a at for We saw XXXX, than expect to quarterly be expected. progression albeit consistent we originally in we starting as through year lower this

Tejas Savant

Very it. the Thanks. helpful. Got Appreciate guys. color,

Operator

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Doug Farrell

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Operator

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