Last week, several of the BioCommerce Week index companies reported their earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2004.

Highlights of selected companies’ financial reports follow.

Waters Sees 40-Percent
Growth in Mass Spec

Driven by a 40-percent growth in sales of its mass-spectrometry technology, Waters last week reported fourth-quarter sales of $324 million, up 18 percent over $275 million in sales for the same quarter last year.

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