NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Meridian Bioscience today reported a 1 percent year-over-year drop in fiscal 2014 first-quarter revenues with mixed results in both its Illumigene molecular diagnostics and core life science businesses.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, Meridian reported revenues of $44.8 million, compared to $45.4 million in the year-ago period and well short of the consensus analyst estimate of $49 million.

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