By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today reported first-quarter revenue growth of 4 percent, led by double-digit increases in sales for its Life Sciences and Chemical Analysis segments.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based firm brought in total revenues of $1.21 billion for the three-month period ended Jan. 31, 2010, compared to revenues of $1.17 billion for the first quarter of 2009. Agilent beat analysts' consensus estimate for revenues of $1.18 billion for the quarter.

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