By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies reported after the close of the market Tuesday that revenues in the fourth quarter rose 8 percent year over year.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011 the company posted $1.01 billion in revenues, compared to $932.3 million, beating Wall Street estimates of $967.7 million.

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