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.

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