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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche on Tuesday reported a 4 percent increase in diagnostics sales for the first quarter of 2016, spurred by growth in three of its four diagnostics businesses.

Overall, the Swiss pharmaceutical and diagnostics company reported CHF 12.41 billion ($12.92 billion) in quarterly sales, a 5 percent increase over last year, when sales totaled CHF 11.83 billion. On a constant currency basis, Roche's sales grew 4 percent in the first quarter.

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