This story originally appeared in Biocommerce Week, a newsletter that has been discontinued.
Among the firms covered by BioCommerce Week there were 16 mergers or acquisitions signed or completed for a total of at least $15.15 billion during the first half of 2007 (see table below). More than half of that total dollar amount comes from General Electric’s agreement to buy Abbott’s diagnostics business for $8.13 billion.

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