Thermo Electron and Waters, two of the leading life science instrument sellers, figuratively on Monday pulled out their wallets to tell Wall Street analysts they are in a mood to buy.

Presenting at the Bear Stearns Healthcare Conference in New York, Thermo announced plans to acquire InnaPhase, a Philadelphia-based supplier of data-management software and services, and Marijn Dekkers, president and CEO, said the company might consider spending a lot more.

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