NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific this week said that it has acquired Doe & Ingalls Management, a provider of production chemicals and customized supply chain services to the life sciences and microelectonic industries, for approximately $175 million in cash. The acquired firm, which had revenues of $110 million in 2011, will become part of Thermo Fisher's customer channels business within its Laboratory Products and Services segment.

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