Bio-Rad Laboratories is still considering potential acquisition opportunities but is maintaining what its calls a “disciplined approach” in spending its cash holdings of $246 million, company officials said last week.
 
The firm has not been as aggressive as some of its chief competitors — namely Qiagen and Invitrogen — in the M&A market over the past couple of years, but each quarter analysts quiz company officials about the firm’s acquisition plans.
 

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