NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter has inked a definitive agreement to acquire the Cogenics division of Clinical Data for approximately $17 million, Clinical Data said after the close of the market on Wednesday.

Cogenics provides genomics services, such as DNA sequencing, gene expression, clinical and non-clinical genotyping, biomanufacturing support, nucleic acid extraction, and biobanking. Its services will complement those of Beckman's Agencourt Biosciences business, which also offers genomics services and nucleic acid purification products.

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