NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche reported on Thursday a 6 percent increase in revenues from its Diagnostics division for the first half of 2016, driven by strong growth of all diagnostics businesses except diabetes care.

In total, the Swiss pharmaceutical and diagnostics company reported CHF 25.02 billion ($25.5 billion) in half-year sales, a 6 percent increase compared to half-year sales of CHF 23.59 billion in 2015. On a constant currency basis, total sales grew 5 percent in the first half of 2016.

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