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Thermo Revenues, Income Rise for Q2

NEW YORK, July 28 (GenomeWeb News) - Thermo Electron reported increased revenues and income late yesterday, including an 18 percent increase in revenue for its Life and Laboratory Sciences segment.


The company's income totaled $91 million on revenues of $525 million, compared to $53.1 million in income on revenues of $467 million in the same period last year. The second-quarter revenues for the life and laboratory sciences segment came to $370 million, versus $314 million for the year-ago quarter.


R&D expenses were flat, at $32.6 million, compared to the same amount for the second quarter of 2003.


As of July 3, the company had $306.6 million in cash and cash equivalents, compared to $303.9 million in the second quarter of last year.

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