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This is the expense the company spent on research and development. Fluidigm Corp's research and development for the three months ended in Jun. 2016 was $10.0 Mil. Its research and development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was $39.6 Mil.
This is the expense the company spent on research and development.
Fluidigm Corp Research & Development for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2016 was 9.444 (Sep. 2015 ) + 9.74 (Dec. 2015 ) + 10.412 (Mar. 2016 ) + 9.978 (Jun. 2016 ) = $39.6 Mil.
If competitive advantage is created by a patent or tech advantage, at some point it will disappear.
High R&D usually dictates high SG&A which threatens the competitive advantage.
Fluidigm Corp Annual Data
|Research & Development||15.6||14.4||14.0||12.3||13.0||13.9||16.6||20.0||43.4||39.3|
Fluidigm Corp Quarterly Data
|Research & Development||7.6||11.4||12.7||11.7||10.0||10.1||9.4||9.7||10.4||10.0|