By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Millipore reported after the close of the market Thursday that its first-quarter revenues rose 14 percent, which includes a five percent favorable impact from foreign currency changes.

The company had total revenues of $463 million for the three-month period ended April 3, compared to $407.9 million for Q1 2009. It beat analysts' consensus estimate for revenues of $436.7 million.

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