Yesterday's news that Invitrogen is buying Applied Biosystems for $6.7 billion stirred tremendous interest from the community. Our sister website GenomeWeb Daily News reports that "the deal would be the largest in the life sciences tools market since Thermo Electron bought Fisher Scientific for $10.6 billion in 2006." Invitrogen CEO Greg Lucier will head up the whole company, and current Applera CEO Tony White will be a consultant for five years once the deal is approved.

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