NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – StemCells today announced that it has completed its acquisition of UK-based Stem Cell Sciences for 2.65 million shares of its common stock and $700,000 in cash.

Based on the Tuesday closing price of StemCells' stock ($1.67), the deal is valued at around $4.4 million, lower than the $4.8 million estimated when the deal was signed in early March. SCS' shareholders overwhelmingly approved the deal last week at an extraordinary general meeting.

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