This story originally appeared in Biocommerce Week, a newsletter that has been discontinued.
 
Thermo Fisher Scientific officials last week said that strong customer end markets for its analytical instruments, particularly in biotech, helped the firm achieve 9 percent revenue growth in the second quarter. The firm also announced that it had acquired an Indian chemical supplier as its footprint in the region continues to grow.
 

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