In an effort to expand its bioscience offerings and gain a piece of the upstream bioprocessing market, Millipore signed a deal this week to acquire Serologicals for $1.4 billion in cash.

The acquisition will enable Millipore to access new high-growth research markets and will place it in more direct competition with several companies in the BCW Index, including Invitrogen, Qiagen, and Sigma-Aldrich.

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