In Brief This Week: Thermo Fisher Scientific; Corning; Life Technologies; Affymetrix; Saladax; Epistem; MLSC | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific this week said that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.13 per share. It's payable on Oct. 15, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 17.


Corning has opened a new life sciences lab in Palo Alto, Calif., in its existing Corning West Technology Center. The lab will provide customers and researchers with onsite expertise in using the firm's technologies for cell-based, biochemical, and molecular biology assays.

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