This story has been updated to include comments made by BD executives during its earnings call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Becton Dickinson reported today that its fiscal fourth quarter revenues rose 39 percent year over year, driven primarily by the acquisition of C. R. Bard earlier this year.

For the three months ended Sept. 30, the company posted revenues of $4.40 billion compared to $3.17 billion in the year-ago quarter, and slightly higher than Wall Street analysts' average estimate of $4.36 billion.

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