By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sigma-Aldrich announced after the close of the market on Monday that it has acquired all the assets of Resource Technology Corporation.

The Laramie, Wyo.-based company provides analytical standards and certified reference materials. In a statement, Sigma-Aldrich said the acquisition strengthens its analytical chemistry offerings, a key goal in the company's strategy to grow its sales.

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