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Danaher's life sciences revenues grew 6 percent, while its diagnostics revenues rose nearly 5 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent at Cepheid.

At the recent ASMS annual meeting, vendors including Bruker, Sciex, and Thermo Fisher Scientific presented new versions of the fast-growing mass spec technique.

Sciex will promote the Polly multi-omics platform in conjunction with its mass spectrometry instruments and differential ion mobility technologies.

New instrument releases at this week's meeting reflected proteomics' increased emphasis on throughput and the continuing spread of ion mobility technology.

The Life Sciences business grew 10 percent year over year, while the Diagnostics business inched up 1 percent.

The firm's Life Sciences segment grew 10 percent year over year during the quarter while its Diagnostics segment was up 4 percent.

The company expects EPS to be between $4.02 and $4.12. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS is expected to be in the range of $4.75 and $4.85.

Within diagnostics, Beckman Coulter saw core revenue growth in the low-single digits, while Cepheid was up in the double digits for the quarter.

Major releases were relatively sparse at ASMS as many vendors focused instead on the development of applications and workflows for their existing platforms.

The company's Diagnostics business was up 14 percent, while its Life Sciences business grew 13 percent. The firm also closed its $2 billion buy of IDT last week.

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