Invitrogen expects to continue its aggressive acquisition strategy through the remainder of the year, but it is possible after a string of relatively small purchases that the firm may be ready to add a "transforming" piece to its business, CEO Greg Lucier suggested during a webcast last week.

Lucier was one of several members of Invitrogen's management to address attendees of the company's 2005 investor meeting at its headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif.

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The Jackson Laboratory has filed a complaint accusing Nanjing University of breeding and re-selling its mouse models, the Hartford Courant reports.

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