NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid today said that it will acquire Stretton Scientific, a UK-based distributor of diagnostic and monitoring equipment, for around £1.2 million ($1.9 million).
Privately held Stretton already distributes Cepheid’s SmartCycler system to customers, including the National Health Service, throughout the UK. The acquisition is expected to “augment our newly established UK-based direct sales team,” Cepheid CEO John Bishop said in a statement.

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