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Half-Year Tally in Clinical Diagnostics

Executive Summary

The top seven IVD manufacturers had lackluster 4% growth (in local currency) during the first half of 2003, compared to the same period in 2002, but the weaknesses were not evenly distributed. Perhaps the largest story in diagnostics these days is the surprising deterioration of the self-glucose testing market, one of the largest and most profitable sectors of the industry, and until recently, its biggest driver of growth.

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