NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Becton Dickinson today said fiscal fourth-quarter revenues were up almost 8 percent and profits were up 17 percent.
BD said total receipts for the three months ended Sept. 30 increased to $1.5 billion from $1.4 billion year over year.  
R&D spending for the period increased to $83.6 million from $76.6 million.
The company said net income for the period increased to $174 million from $149 million last year.

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