At the start of June, Bio-Rad Laboratories announced an agreement to buy MJ GeneWorks — a holding company that includes MJ Research, MJ Bioworks, and MJ Japan — for $47 million in cash. The privately held MJ instrument companies, probably best known for their thermal cyclers, filed for bankruptcy protection earlier in the year and needed the acquisition as a result of their lawsuits with Applera, according to MJ CSO Mike Finney.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.