This story originally ran on Feb. 1.

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week reported $3.13 billion in Q4 2011 revenues, up 15 percent from $2.72 billion in Q4 2010 and beating Wall Street estimates of $3.08 billion.

On a conference call to discuss the financial results, president and CEO Marc Casper highlighted the launch of new products, including the Q Exactive mass spectrometer, as a "key aspect" of the company's revenue growth.

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