NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter reported after the close of the market on Monday that its fourth-quarter revenues increased around 3 percent, as gains in its clinical diagnostics segment were offset by a decline in life sciences products sales.

The Orange County, Calif.-based firm reported revenues of $811.3 million for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, compared to $789 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. Sales for its clinical diagnostics products rose around 5 percent, while sales for its life sciences products declined roughly 8 percent year over year.

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