NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its second-quarter revenues declined nearly 6 percent but were up almost 4 percent on a currency-neutral basis compared to the second quarter of 2008.

The Hercules, Calif.-based firm generated total revenues of $427.2 million for the three-month period ended June 30, compared to $452.4 million the year before. Its life science segment had revenue of $149.7 million, down 7 percent year over year, while its clinical diagnostics segment was down nearly 5 percent to $274.2 million.

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