Entering a new market, Molecular Devices has acquired the laser capture microdissection (LCM) business of Arcturus Biosicence for $10 million in cash.

The acquisition pushes Molecular Devices into the sample preparation products arena and puts the company in competition with other LCM tool providers, such as Leica Microsystems, Molecular Machines & Industries (MMI), and Carl Zeiss, which has an alliance for the technology with BCW Index firm Qiagen.

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