NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today reported that its first-quarter revenues increased 5 percent, with sales for its Research business "slightly higher than expected," according to President and CEO Rakesh Sachdev.

The St. Louis-based chemicals and research products firm reported total sales of $665 million for the three months ended March 31, up 5 percent from $632 million for the first quarter of 2011. On an organic basis, revenues increased 3 percent. It beat Wall Street's consensus estimate of $658.5 million.

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