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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cepheid said after the close of the market on Wednesday that it has reached an agreement to acquire the customer relationships of its former distribution partner, the Laboratory Supply Company, for $21 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – PDI said after the close of the market Wednesday that its Interpace Diagnostics subsidiary will enter the molecular diagnostics market through the acquisition of two microRNA-based from Asuragen.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequenom said after the close of the market Friday that it has sold its bioscience business, which includes its MassArray system, to Agena Bioscience for $31.8 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Response Genetics today announced it has acquired the "key assets" of Pathwork Diagnostics, including its US Food and Drug Administration-cleared and Medicare-reimbursed test for diagnosing metastatic, poorly differentiated, and undifferentiated cancer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BioReference Laboratories said today that it will acquire certain assets of Edge Biosystems, a reagents and sequencing services company.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Endo Health Solutions said late on Monday that its wholly owned subsidiary HealthTronics has sold its anatomical pathology business to Metamark Genetics for an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Beckman Coulter Life Sciences on Thursday announced the acquisition of the flow cytometry business assets of ReaMetrix India for an undisclosed amount.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hybrigenics has acquired the yeast two-hybrid assets of Swiss biotech firm Dualsystems Biotech.

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