Becton Dickinson reported this week that its BD Diagnostics business logged a 6 percent increase in fiscal fourth quarter revenues and a 5 percent increase in fiscal 2013 full-year revenues, with Q4 driven in part by sales of the company's BD Max molecular testing system.

In addition, executives from the company disclosed that the commercialization timelines for several of its molecular diagnostic tests currently under development, as well as its forthcoming next-generation Viper molecular testing platform, have been delayed by at least a quarter.

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