This story originally ran on April 22.

By Tony Fong

Danaher's recent acquisitions of AB Sciex and Molecular Devices helped grow sales for its life science and diagnostic business 52 percent in the first quarter year over year, the company said this week.

The three months ended April 2 represented the conglomerate's first quarter as the owner of the mass spec business once jointly controlled and operated by Life Technologies and MDS.

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