NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe reported after the close of the market Thursday that its third-quarter revenues increased 1 percent as clinical diagnostic sales offset weakness in its blood screening business.

The San Diego-based molecular diagnostics firm brought in total revenues of $122.7 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, up from $121.2 million for the third quarter of 2008. Its clinical diagnostic sales for the quarter were $69.6 million, up from $55.5 million, while its blood screening sales dropped to $45.4 million from $52.7 million.

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