NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today reported 14 percent growth in revenues year over year for the first quarter as the Analytical Technologies and Specialty Diagnostics segments each grew more than 20 percent.

For the period ended March 31, total revenues rose to $3.10 billion from $2.72 billion, besting Wall Street estimates of $2.98 billion.

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