NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Becton Dickinson today said that its fiscal second-quarter revenues were up almost 4 percent year over year, helped along by a 5 percent increase in the BD Diagnostics segment.

The Franklin Lakes, NJ-based company reported revenues of $2.00 billion for the three months ended March 31, compared to $1.93 billion a year ago, and just beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $1.99 billion. On a currency-neutral basis, revenues were up a little more than 4 percent, BD said.

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