NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that revenues for the third quarter rose 3 percent year over year as it narrowly beat the consensus Wall Street estimates on the top and bottom lines.

The company took in $3.19 billion in total revenues for the three months ended Sept. 28, up from $3.09 billion a year ago, and edging out the average analyst estimate of $3.18 billion. Organically, revenues grew 2 percent year over year.

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02
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