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BD Announces Results for 2013 First Fiscal Quarter
Date:2/5/2013

crease of 3.5 percent compared with the prior-year period, or an increase of 5.1 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis. The segment's revenue growth reflects strong sales in the Diabetes Care unit, which partially benefitted from a favorable comparison due to lower international sales in the prior-year period. Revenues also reflect strong international sales of safety-engineered products, as well as solid sales in the Medical Surgical Systems and Pharmaceutical Systems units.  

In the BD Diagnostics segment, worldwide revenues for the quarter were $652 million, representing an increase of 5.0 percent compared with the prior-year period, or 6.1 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis. The segment's growth was primarily driven by international expansion, a favorable comparison to the prior-year period in the Preanalytical Systems unit and an early flu season.

In the BD Biosciences segment, worldwide revenues for the quarter were $265 million, representing an increase of 1.7 percent compared with the prior-year period, or an increase of 3.3 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis.  Segment revenue growth was driven by solid instrument placements in the U.S., as well as a benefit from a favorable comparison versus the prior-year period. Prior-year  results reflected reduced U.S. research funding and lower demand for high-end instruments.

Geographic Results
First quarter revenues in the U.S. of $830 million represent an increase of 3.0 percent over the prior-year period. Revenues outside of the U.S. were $1.07 billion, representing an increase of 4.3 percent compared with the prior-year period, or an increase of 7.0 percent on a foreign currency-neutral basis. International revenues reflected continued strength in emerging markets and strong sales of safety-engineered products.

Fiscal 2013 Outlook for Full Year
The Company is raising the bottom end of its previously communicated revenue growth guidance for
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