Almost a month to the day after becoming the new CEO of Beckman Coulter, Scott Garrett last week targeted top-line revenue growth as the lynchpin for meeting the company's ambitious earnings targets.

"We have achieved double-digit earnings growth in nearly every year since the Coulter acquisition in 1997," Garrett said in a webcast of the company's annual business review meeting held in New York City last week. "We expect to continue that growth but we need to focus on double-digit sales growth.

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