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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen reported on Sunday a 5 percent increase in third-quarter revenues year over year, paced by the company's consumables sales.

Revenues in the quarter totaled $304.3 million, up from $288.9 million a year ago and beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $303.8 million. At constant exchange rates (CER), revenues rose 10 percent year over year.

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