Despite suffering from bottom-line indigestion relating to the acquisition of MJ GeneWorks in August, Bio-Rad Laboratories has negotiated a $200 million line of credit to go after even more acquisitions, the company said in a conference call last week after the release of its fourth-quarter financials.

In the quarter, which ended Dec. 31, the company sold $200 million of 6.125-percent senior subordinated notes due 2014 in a private offering.

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