NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said after the close of the market on Tuesday that it has entered into a bridge credit agreement and a term loan agreement that together total $12.5 billion to help finance its proposed $13.6 billion acquisition of Life Technologies.

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