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Thermo Fisher: Analytical Technologies Down 1 Percent, Total Revs Up 1 Percent

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week reported a 1-percent revenue decline in its Analytical Technologies segment during the fourth quarter of 2008 while overall receipts inched up 1 percent.

Revenue in Analytical Technologies, which houses the company’s mass spectrometry operations, slid to $1.14 billion for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2008, compared to $1.15 billion a year ago.

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