In Brief This Week: Roche; Danaher; BG Medicine; Accelr8 Technology; Waters; GenScript; Gene By Gene | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche said this week that it will invest CHF 240 million ($258.4 million) in a new diagnostics center at its Penzberg, Germany biotech center near Munich. The Diagnostics Operations Complex II is scheduled to be operational in December 2014 and will create 50 new jobs. Roche said the expansion is in response to "sustained global demand for the reagents used in immunoassay testing."

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