NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today reported that sales for its diagnostics division grew 4 percent year over year at constant exchange rates for the first nine months of 2012, with molecular diagnostics showing single-digit growth and the applied science unit continuing to struggle.

For the nine months ended Sept. 30, Roche reported total diagnostics sales of CHF 7.50 billion ($8.09 billion) compared to CHF 7.10 billion for the first nine months of 2011. In Swiss francs its diagnostics sales were up 6 percent year over year.

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