Invitrogen said Tuesday it will spend approximately $386 million to purchase privately held Dynal Biotech of Oslo, Norway.

The proposed acquisition, which includes Dynal’s Dynabeads magnetic separation-technology business as well as its HLA diagnostics segment, would move Invitrogen for the first time into an FDA-regulated market and potentially give it access to Dynal’s in vitro diagnostics customers like Roche Diagnostics and Bayer.

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