NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — BioMérieux said this week that its first quarter revenues increased 3 percent year over year but 8 percent when including sales from recent acquisition BioFire Diagnostics and at constant exchange rates.

In addition, PCR Insider has learned that a contract awarded by the US military to recently formed BioMérieux subsidiary BioFire Defense to develop a biothreat detection platform has been put on hold due to a formal legal protest by Focus Diagnostics, which competed with BioMérieux for the contract.

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