NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific disclosed in a filing yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission the purchase price for its recent acquisitions of Core Informatics and Finesse Solutions, as well as the settlement earlier this year of three patent lawsuits involving DNA sequencing technology from Roche 454 Life Sciences and Illumina.

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