NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today reported a four percent decline in fourth-quarter revenues year over year, which included a negative impact of 7 percent from foreign currency translation.

The St. Louis-based chemicals and lab products firm brought in revenues of $509.8 million for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, compared to revenues of $532.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2007. Sigma said that organic sales for its research business grew 4 percent, while sales for its specialty fine chemicals (SAFC) business were flat with the year before.

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