NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Leerink Swann analyst Isaac Ro said in a research report published today that he believes a major acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific is "likely in the near term, with possible targets coming in the areas of Bioprocess tools, HPLC, or Diagnostics."

He noted that Thermo's shares have lagged the market recently due to ongoing speculation about a major acquisition for the firm. Ro said that given Thermo's broad distribution channel, the company "could choose any of these areas and recognize material benefits."

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