NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Thermo Fisher Scientific announced this week that it has completed its $4.2 billion acquisition of electron microscopy company FEI. Thermo Fisher paid $107.50 per share in cash. FEI will become part of Thermo Fisher's analytical instruments business unit.


Agilent Technologies said this week that its board has approved a quarterly dividend of $.12 per share of common stock, to be paid on Oct. 26, to all shareholders of record as of Oct. 4.

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