NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories reported after the close of the market Tuesday that its third-quarter revenues slipped nearly 4 percent year over year largely due to the effects of currency translation.

The Hercules, Calif.-based life science research tools firm brought in total revenues of $498.7 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to $516.5 million for the third quarter of 2011.

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