NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Invitrogen Chairman and CEO Greg Lucier, who will hold the same role with Applied Biosystems if the firms consummate their $6.7 billion merger later this year, yesterday brushed aside concerns about integrating the two large firms.

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