MDS Bets That Buying Molecular Devices Will Build Sciex's Nascent Cellular Analysis Unit | GenomeWeb
Seeking to bolster its efforts in cellular analysis, Canadian life sciences product and service firm MDS said this week that it plans to acquire Molecular Devices for $615 million in cash.
The acquisition, which is expected to close in the first half of 2007, provides MDS unit MDS Sciex with a well-established line of high-end cell-analysis products and a sizeable sales force that it hopes will boost sales of its CellKey secondary screening tool.

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