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Applera Board Authorizes Additional Applied Biosystems Stock Buyback

NEW YORK, April 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Applera has authorized the repurchase of up to $100 million of its Applied Biosystems group's common stock, ABI said today.


The repurchase, approved by Applera's board of directors, has no time restrictions. Applera already repurchased $200 million, or 8.9 million shares, of Applied Biosystems' stock during fiscal year 2004.

The Scan

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