In Brief This Week: Cepheid; Bruker; Illumina; PerkinElmer; Nuclea Biotechnologies | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cepheid disclosed in its Form 10-Q filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that it paid $18.5 million during the first six months of the year to acquire one of its distributors and certain assets of another distributor. A company spokesperson decline to provide further comment or identify the names of the purchased assets.

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