The addition of MJ Research and new product launches should propel Bio-Rad Laboratories — or at least its life sciences unit — to double-digit sales growth in the fourth quarter, Bio-Rad said last week.

“The joining of forces with MJ Research is a move that really expands our offering in the DNA-amplification market,” Norman Schwartz, CEO of Bio-Rad, told investors and analysts in a conference call to discuss its results for the quarter ending Sept. 30. “This is exciting for us; it’s a large growing market with lots of areas to participate in.”

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