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Pall Acquires French Molecular Dx Firm

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pall said today that it has acquired French molecular diagnostics firm GeneSystems for an undisclosed sum.
 
Bruz, France-based GeneSystems has developed a real-time PCR-based molecular diagnostics platform for rapid microbial detection. The firm offers tests for a range of pathogens including Legionella and E. coli.
 
Pall said the acquisition will expand its Total Fluid Management capabilities in the biopharmaceutical process monitoring market, which it estimated to be worth $1 billion. The East Hills, NY-based firm said that it also would provide it with new opportunities in the environmental, food and beverage, and water markets.

The Scan

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