Life Tech Acquisition Helps Boost Thermo Fisher Q2 Revenues 33 Percent | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today reported a 33 percent jump in revenues year over year for the second quarter, boosted by a sharp increase in its Life Sciences Solutions segment.

For the three months ended June 28, total revenues reached $4.32 billion, up from $3.24 billion during the first quarter of 2013 and topping the consensus Wall Street estimate of $4.25 billion.

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