NEW YORK, July 27 - Instrument maker Beckman Coulter of Fullerton, Calif., on Friday said second-quarter sales rose 5.8 percent to $496.4 million, compared with $469.4 million in the year-ago quarter.

The company noted, however, that unfavorable exchange rates due to a strong dollar weighed on revenues. In constant currency terms, overall second-quarter revenues rose 8.3 percent.

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