NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cell Biosciences today said that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alpha Innotech for $1.50 per share, or approximately $17.9 million in cash.

The acquisition will "significantly expand" Cell Biosciences' protein analysis business and provide it with a global infrastructure and broad protein analysis product portfolio, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Cell Biosciences said.

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