Life Technologies last week reported a 1 percent decrease in revenues for its Genetic Analysis unit and flat sales in its Applied Sciences unit in the third quarter, contributing to a 2 percent decline in overall company revenues year over year.

Life Tech also said that its qPCR royalties, which contribute to its Genetic Analysis business, did not decline as much as previously expected in the third quarter due to new licensing programs, but that this effect would likely not linger through the next quarter.

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