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Thermo’s revenue sets first-quarter record

Thermo products include the TruNarc drug-identification scanner for law enforcement.

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Thermo products include the TruNarc drug-identification scanner for law enforcement.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a Waltham company that’s buying the California life-sciences firm Life Technologies Corp. for $13.6 billion, said revenue rose 4 percent to a first-quarter record of $3.19 billion. The company updated its revenue guidance of $12.8 billion to $13 billion to a new range of $12.84 billion to $13 billion, or 3 to 4 percent year-over-year growth. Thermo Fisher Scientific focuses on analytical technologies, specialty diagnostics, and laboratory products and services.

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