NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Merck KGaA today said that it has bought Bangalore Genei (India) Private (BGIP), which makes and sells 'omics tools, through its Merck Specialties subsidiary for an undisclosed sum.

Merck acquired the Bangalore-based firm, which specializes in making and selling genomics and proteomics research products, from the Sanmar Group. The company employs over 100 people and had revenues of around INR202 million ($4.4 million) in fiscal year 2009.

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