NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has completed its acquisition of transplant diagnostics firm One Lambda for $925 million.

One Lambda, which had 2011 revenues of around $182 million, will become part of Thermo Fisher's Specialty Diagnostics Segment. The Canoga Park, Calif.-based firm develops tests that are used by transplant centers for tissue typing, mainly for determining compatibility between donors and recipients and for detecting the presence of antibodies that can result in transplant rejection.

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