The story has been updated to include comments from Danaher's third quarter conference call this morning.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Danaher today reported 4 percent year-over-year growth in its third quarter revenues as the firm just missed the average analyst estimate on the top line but beat it on the bottom line.

For the three months ended Sept. 26, the Washington-based conglomerate posted $4.87 billion in revenues, up from $4.67 billion during the third quarter of 2013. The consensus Wall Street estimate was $4.90 billion.

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