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BioSpin Buy Boosts Bruker BioSciences' Shares Nearly 20 Percent

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bruker BioSciences’ shares bolted up 19.5 percent today following this morning’s announcement that it is buying its affiliate Bruker BioSpin for $914 million in cash and stock.
 
In afternoon trading, Bruker’s shares had risen $1.87 to $11.16.
 
Bruker BioSpin makes magnetic resonance core technology. It posted $447 million in revenue and $56.6 million in net income in 2006.
 
The combined firm expects to have 2007 pro forma revenue of more than $900 million.
The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.