NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitrogen said today that it expects synergies from its pending $6.7 billion merger with Applied Biosystems to be at least $80 million in the first year after close, instead of the $60 million initially forecasted by the firm. It said these synergies are mostly attributable to cost savings.

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