Our sales growth in the second half of the year was above our target of around 7% on a constant exchange rate basis. With the second half, organic growth improved and contributed about 4 percentage points, while the Cellestis and Ipsogen acquisitions have been performing very well and they contributed about 5 percentage points. So, this total sales performance helps our confidence for accelerating growth in 2012, but again we are taking conservative perspective given the ongoing challenging environment.I’m now on Slide 6, to review a few achievements in 2011 against our strategic initiatives I described before. In terms of driving platform success, we achieved our goal for more than 550 installed QIAsymphony systems worldwide at the end of 2011. We are very pleased with the rollout and our only in the early years of a decade long product cycle. Also in late 2011, we introduced the QIAensemble Decapper system that automates the tedious task of manually handling clinical liquid sample vials.
QIAGEN's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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