By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe reported after the close of the market Thursday that its third-quarter revenues increased 8 percent year over year but fell short of expectations.

The San Diego-based molecular diagnostics firm generated total revenues of $132.6 million for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to revenues of $122.7 million for the third quarter of 2009. The top-line figure fell short of analysts' consensus estimate of $135.3 million.

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