Sales of proteomic tools, especially its new mass spectrometers, continued to drive overall revenue growth for Waters as the company this week reported a 16.5-percent jump in overall sales during the fourth quarter.
For the three months ended Dec. 31, 2006, Waters’ revenue increased to $387 million from $332 million during the year-ago period. Meantime, net income increased 5.7 percent to $79.9 million from $75.6 million a year ago.

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