Invitrogen Closes Sale of BioReliance, Inks R&D Alliance with Viropro
 
Invitrogen has closed the $210 million sale of its BioReliance unit to Avista Capital Partners as part of its plans to better organize some of its acquisitions and streamline its focus, the company said last week.
 
Two months ago, Invitrogen agreed to sell the biological services unit to Avista in an effort to focus on its platform of scientific technologies.
 

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