By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Natural disasters in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand and political unrest in Egypt contributed to essentially flat revenues for the first quarter, Qiagen said after the close of the market on Wednesday.

For the three months ended March 31, the molecular diagnostics and sample prep technologies firm reported revenues of $264.3 million, compared to $264.4 million a year ago, and short of Wall Street estimates of $270.5 million.

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