Grifols Acquires 60 Percent Stake in Progenika | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Barcelona-based plasma products manufacturer Grifols has acquired a 60 percent stake in Progenika Biopharma for €37 million ($48.4 million), the firms announced earlier this week.

Grifols paid 50 percent of the consideration in cash, with the other 50 percent coming in the form of non-voting (Class B) Grifols shares.

Vizcaya, Spain-based Progenika develops molecular diagnostics tests and DNA chips for disease diagnosis and prognosis. In particular, it has developed tests for evaluating transfusional compatibility studies.

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