This article has been updated to correct the names of Stratagene's software products in the sixth paragraph. The company no longer sells GeneTraffic, as previously reported.
 
Agilent Technologies last week announced that it plans to acquire Stratagene for $246 million in cash, a 28-percent premium over Stratagene’s closing price the day before the deal was disclosed.
 

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