Life Science Tools, MDx M&A Deals Rise 15 Percent in H1 2011 | GenomeWeb

By Tony Fong

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The number of mergers and acquisitions in the life science 'omics tools and molecular diagnostics space rose 15 percent year over year for the first half of 2011, spurred on by the low cost of debt and a handful of companies that proved to be especially aggressive buyers.

Despite the uptick, though, the M&A environment remains mixed and the forecast for the near future is unclear, according to industry observers.

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