The story has been revised to reflect changes made by Life Technologies to its third-quarter revenue and EPS figures as a result of a $48.6 million verdict against the company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies reported after the close of the market on Thursday that its third-quarter revenues slid 2 percent year over year, though it beat consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom line.

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