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Slight Revenue Uptick for Amersham Biosciences Discovery Unit

NEW YORK, April 30 - Amersham PLC had sales of ₤381 million ($608 million) for the first quarter of 2003, up 6 percent compared to the year-ago quarter, the company said today.


Amersham Biosciences, the Piscataway, NJ-based unit of London-based Amersham, has sales of ₤157 million ($251 million) for the quarter, including sales of ₤95 million ($152 million) for its restructured discovery systems division. The unit's sales grew by 2 percent, excluding discontinued product sales of ₤7 million ($11 million), with growth in proteomics and bioassays overcoming declines in genomics product lines, the company added.


In February, the company announced a restructuring in its discovery systems group, firing 400 workers, and reshuffling management in an effort to bring the unit to profitability by 2004.

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