NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe reported on Tuesday that its revenues increased around 10 percent for the fourth quarter of 2008, with sales growth coming from both its clinical diagnostics and blood screening products.

The San Diego-based molecular diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of $109.1 million for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared to revenues of $98.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2007.

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