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The story has been updated to include comments from Danaher's third quarter conference call this morning.

Danaher said this week that it has appointed Thomas Joyce as president and CEO and member of the board of directors. He replaces Lawrence Culp, who will transition to a senior advisory role with the company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the launch last year of two US Food and Drug Administration-cleared mass spec microbiology platforms, microbe identification has emerged as one of clinical proteomics' most prominent success stories.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Danaher today reported that its revenues for the second quarter increased 5 percent year over year, narrowly missing the consensus analyst estimate on the top line but topping expectations on the bottom line.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With first quarter results in for major life science mass spec vendors, a mixed picture has emerged as academic, government, and pharma spending delays, particularly in the US and China, countered stronger performance in European markets.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Beckman Coulter Diagnostics said this month that it has received CE marking for Veris MDx, its "sample-in, results-out" real-time PCR-based molecular diagnostics system, as well as the platform's first assay, a quantitative viral load test for human cytomegalovirus.

Danaher said this week that President and CEO Lawrence Culp will retire in March 2015, and that he will be succeeded by current Executive VP Thomas Joyce.

The story has been updated to include comments from Danaher's conference call.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher said today that its revenues in the fourth quarter rose 6 percent year over year with its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment leading the way.

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher will likely use at least part of its $8 billion available for acquisitions in order to expand its life science and diagnostics portfolio, company President and CEO Larry Culp said at the 32nd Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference here this morning.

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