NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today reported that its first-quarter 2013 revenues increased 4 percent year over year as the firm beat Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

BD reported total revenues of $1.90 billion for the three months ended Dec. 31, compared to $1.83 billion for the first quarter of 2012. Analysts, on average, had expected revenues of $1.86 billion. On a currency-neutral basis, BD's Q1 revenues were up 5 percent.

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