Caliper Life Sciences this week announced that it will acquire small-animal imaging firm Xenogen in a bid to broaden its palette of drug-discovery tools and hopefully generate what it estimates to be 10 percent to 15 percent top-line growth for the combined company.

The $80 million deal provides Caliper its first taste of an imaging platform for drug discovery, and falls in line with the company's strategy to be a complete pipeline drug-discovery tools and service vendor.

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