NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Bio-Rad Laboratories said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that the total consideration for its acquisition of Propel Labs' cell sorting system was $49.6 million. The firm announced the acquisition a couple of weeks ago but had said at the time that the purchase price was undisclosed.

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