ABI to Acquire Agencourt Personal Genomics for $120M, Plans Early-Access Placements in '07

Applied Biosystems plans to acquire Agencourt Personal Genomics for approximately $120 million in cash, ABI said this week.

As part of the deal, Beckman Coulter will sell to ABI its minority interest in APG for approximately $50 million in cash. Beckman acquired a 49-percent stake in APG as part of its May 2005 acquisition of Agencourt Biosciences.

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