Affy to Expand into Flow Cytometry, Immunology Markets with Planned $330M eBioscience Acquisition | GenomeWeb

This story was originally posted on Dec. 1

By Justin Petrone

Affymetrix last week announced plans to acquire eBioscience, a privately held firm that sells flow cytometry and immunoassay reagents for immunology and oncology research and diagnostics.

The Santa Clara, Calif.-based array vendor said it will spend $330 million in cash and debt to buy eBioscience, with the transaction expected to close before the end of this year.

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