NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - PerkinElmer has agreed to buy ViaCell, a Cambridge, Mass.-based specialty stem cell company, for around $300 million, the companies said Monday.
ViaCell focuses on collecting and preserving umbilical cord blood stem cells, and Perkin Elmer said it expects the acquisition to “significantly expand” its neonatal and prenatal screening business.

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