By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Affymetrix today announced a definitive agreement to buy eBioscience, a flow cytometry and immunoassay reagent firm, for $330 million in cash.

The deal is expected to provide the Santa Clara, Calif.-based microarray firm with commercial opportunities in post-genomic applications of immunology, oncology, cell biology, stem cell biology, and diagnostics. Affy also said that it will augment its growing molecular diagnostics business.

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