NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bruker today reported strong third-quarter financial results, with its revenues rising around 10 percent year over year.

The Billerica, Mass.-based firm easily beat analysts' consensus estimates for revenues and earnings per share, causing its shares to soar in early Thursday trade on the Nasdaq.

Bruker brought in total revenues of $265.1 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30, compared to $242.1 million for the third quarter of 2008. Analysts, on average, had expected $240 million.

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