NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today reported fourth-quarter 2009 revenue growth of 5 percent, or 8 percent excluding the negative effects of currency translation, driven by strong sales for its BD Medical and BD Diagnostics segments.

BD brought in total revenues of $ 1.9 billion for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, compared to $1.8 billion for the fourth quarter of 2008. The firm beat analysts' consensus estimate of $1.85 billion.

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

A fire at a Manchester hospital may have destroyed lab equipment and data, the Guardian reports.

Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

Researchers in China have begun another trial using CRISPR/Cas9 approaches in cancer patients, according to the Wall Street Journal.

In Science this week: human DNA found in sediments from archeological sites lacking bones, and more.