NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies Chairman and CEO Greg Lucier could see a $38.1 million payday upon completion of Thermo Fisher Scientific's acquisition of the company, Life Tech said in its definitive proxy statement.

Similarly, other executives at the company could see large financial gains from the $13.6 billion deal announced in April.

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