NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Danaher reported before the opening of the market on Thursday that its first quarter sales rose 7 percent year over year.

For the three months ended March 31, the firm reported revenues of $4.21 billion, up from $3.92 billion in Q1 2016, and beating the average Wall Street estimate for sales of $4.17 billion.

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