NEW YORK, April 20 (GenomeWeb News) - UBS today upgraded its assessment of Bruker BioSciences to "Buy" from "Neutral," two days after Bruker announced plans to purchase privately held Bruker Optics.

As GenomeWeb News reported on Tuesday, Bruker said it plans to pay $135 million for Bruker Optics, which makes molecular spectroscopy platforms, the companies said this week.

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A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

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