NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Becton Dickinson today reported a 46 percent increase year over year in fiscal 2016 first quarter revenues, with growth in its medical segment topping 92 percent.

For the three months ended Dec. 31, BD reported revenues of $2.99 billion compared to $2.05 billion in the same quarter last year, but below analysts' consensus estimate of $3.03 billion. On a currency-neutral basis, revenues increased about 54 percent year over year, BD said.

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