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The revenue increase was driven by significant growth in the conglomerate's life sciences segment.

The commercial labs will also receive testing equipment from Beckman Coulter Life Sciences and Thermo Fisher Scientific including RT-PCR instrumentation.

The companies are validating the Genedrive 96 Sars-CoV-2 kit using saliva samples extracted with Beckman Coulter's RNAdvance viral extraction chemistry

For the three months ended July 3, the Washington DC-based conglomerate recorded $5.30 billion in total sales compared to $4.44 billion in the year-ago period.

According to the registry's first dataset, more than 65 million tests have been manufactured and shipped across the US.

Single-cell analysis, next-generation sequencing, and synthetic DNA have all been crucial to efforts to find antibodies that could neutralize SARS-CoV-2.

Danaher President and CEO Thomas Joyce will retire in September and will be replaced by Rainer Blair, the current executive VP of the life sciences division.

The flow cytometry-based assays were developed by Menlo Park, California-based IncellDx to run on Beckman Coulter instrumentation.

The company's life sciences revenues were up 6 percent while its diagnostics business grew almost 7 percent.

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