financial results

Within diagnostics, Beckman Coulter saw core revenue growth in the low-single digits, while Cepheid was up in the double digits for the quarter.

The company's third quarter revenue increase was driven in part by strong growth in its molecular biology clinical applications.

Roche Diagnostics' revenues were driven by its centralized and point-of-care solutions as well as its tissue diagnostics business, both rising in the high-single digits.

Molecular diagnostics revenues rose 5 percent driven in part by growth in infectious disease testing, a core area of diagnostic market focus for the firm.

The revenue growth was fueled by continued volume increases in Precipio's pathology services unit, which benefited from a recently expanded sales team.

The firm anticipates submitting its Acuitas AMR Gene Panel u5.47 for urinary tract infections and antibiotic resistance to US regulators by early next year.

The firm said the decline in Q4 revenues was due to an account loss as well as lower insurance reimbursement and shifts away from high-value genetic testing.

The company plans to use parts of the proceeds from the offering to pay for the recent settlement with Illumina.

The firm said it saw a robust contribution in the first half of the year from its Dharmacon business and noted that it increased its reach into the US market.

The firm reported a 69 percent increase in product sales, driven by a 102 percent jump in cartridge sales and jump in research revenues.  

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