NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today said that revenues in the fourth quarter rose nearly 6 percent year over year paced by its Life Sciences and Diagnostics segment.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2012, the company posted total revenues of $4.98 billion, up from $4.72 billion in the year-ago period, and beating the consensus Wall Street estimate of $4.81 billion.

Core revenues increased 3.5 percent year over year during the quarter, while acquisitions added 3 percent growth, and the impact of currency translation cut growth by 1 percent.

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