By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today said that its fiscal first-quarter revenues rose 3 percent year over year and slightly beat analyst estimates.

For the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011, BD posted $1.89 billion in revenues, up from $1.84 billion during the first quarter of 2011, and surpassing analyst estimates of $1.88 billion.

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