Abcam, the Cambridge based online antibody supplier, announced that the final results to June 2011 are anticipated to show adjusted pre-tax profit slightly ahead of market expectations. The company's broker forecast sales of £82.9 million and PBT of £32.3 million.

Tight cost control together with the impact of exchange rates has enabled both gross and operating margins (before MitoSciences acquisition costs) to improve over those reported for H1. More cautious spending amongst academic researchers in the US (thought to be due to uncertainty caused by central government negotiations around setting the National Institutes of Health budget) resulted in a reduced rate of US sales growth in H2, but some recovery has been seen in recent months.

Abcam's catalogue has grown to over 73,652 products (2010: 63,010).

The ABC share price has increased by 45% over the past year.

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