Thermo, Fisher Shareholders Approve Merger; Fisher to Divest Product Line to Satisfy FTC
Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific International recently said that their shareholders have approved their proposed merger.
The companies said that the deal, the largest ever in the biotech industry, remains subject to regulatory approval.

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