NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - MDS has signed a definitive agreement to buy Molecular Devices, a maker of high-content screening, cellular analysis, and biochemical testing tools, for $615 million in cash, the companies said today.
The agreement calls for MDS to pay $35.50 per share for all of Molecular Devices’ common stock. The boards of both companies have approved the transaction.
MDS shares closed at $23.88 on Friday.

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