Led by its robotic automation and genetic analysis products, Beckman Coulter’s biomedical research division contributed 5 percent growth toward the company’s total revenues of $581 million for the quarter ending Sept. 30.

Beckman’s overall sales grew 8.7 percent for the period, compared to the same quarter in 2003, boosted by 10-percent growth in sales of $420 million for its clinical diagnostics unit.

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