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Meridian Bioscience

The firm attributes the positive results to efforts to strengthen its US diagnostics business and stabilize its core diagnostics product families of H. pylori and food testing.

The Index fell less than 1 percent in July, underperforming the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

The firm's life science segment grew revenues 8 percent, but revenues from its diagnostics segment saw revenues retreated 4 percent. 

The GenomeWeb Index rose nearly 3 percent in May, vastly outperforming the Dow and Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

The company's second quarter revenue growth was driven in part by strong sales from its life science segment.

P. falciparum by Dr. Osaro Erhabor, Wikimedia Commons

The studies provide further support for Meridian's Illumigene Malaria as a tool for routine screening of travelers in non-endemic areas of the world.

The firm has launched a line of 60 rapid immunoassays aimed at emerging markets, and plans to emphasize its menu to drive uptake of its molecular platform.

The GenomeWeb Index rose more than 6 percent in January, outperforming the Dow, Nasdaq, and Nasdaq Biotechnology Index.

The firm provided updated guidance for the year, which also fell below analysts' estimates, and cut its annual indicated dividend rate.

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