By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said revenues for the fourth quarter grew 15 percent year over year, beating Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines.

For the period ended Dec. 31, 2011, revenues came in at $3.13 billion, up from $2.72 billion in the year-ago quarter, and beating consensus analyst expectations of $3.08 billion.

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