NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LifeCodes business to Immucor for up to $95 million, the companies announced after the close of the market on Thursday.

LifeCodes was a part of Gen-Probe, which Hologic acquired when it bought the firm last summer. Gen-Probe had purchased LifeCodes as part of its acquisition of Tepnel Life Sciences in 2009.

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