NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Qiagen said today that it has closed its $34 million acquisition of eGene, and said it expects the company to contribute strong revenue growth by next year.
  
Specifically, the company said it expects the acquisition to contribute $2 million in the second half of 2007 and between $7 million and $9 million for full year 2008.
 

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