NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said after the close of the market on Thursday that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $500 million of the firm’s common stock on the open market through Sept. 10, 2009.
 
The firm’s board had authorized a $1 billion share repurchase program from August 2007 to August 2008.
 

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