NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today reported that its third-quarter 2009 revenues decreased around 2 percent, but were up approximately 5 percent excluding the negative impact of foreign currency translation.

The Franklin Lakes, NJ-based medical devices, diagnostics, and life sciences products firm generated total revenues of $1.82 billion for the three-month period ended June 30 compared to revenues of $1.85 billion for the second quarter of 2008.

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