NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Microbiologics has acquired Phthisis Diagnostics, a maker of molecular standards and diagnostics, for an undisclosed amount.

Microbiologicals current focus is on lyophilized microorganism products for quality control of microbiological testing, but the molecular products line of Phthisis will form the basis of a new molecular products division.

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