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.

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.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

The National Security Agency monitored signal intelligences for signs of "nefarious" genetic engineering projects, Gizmodo reports.

In Nature this week: barley genome sequenced, method for genotyping and phasing short tandem repeats, and more.