By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich today reported 10 percent first-quarter revenue growth led by its SAFC business. On an organic basis, its revenues were up around 4 percent year over year.

The St. Louis-based chemicals and research tools firm brought in total revenues of $572 million for the three-month period ended March 31 compared to $519 million for the first quarter of 2009. The firm beat analysts' consensus estimate of $570.6 million.

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