Luminex’s well-timed plans to acquire Tm Bioscience may end up transforming the company into a formidable player in pharmacogenomics. 
 
Luminex’s announcement last week that it plans to acquire Tm Bioscience in a stock-for-stock deal worth roughly $44 million comes months after Tm said it aimed to submit several assays for regulatory clearance in the US, including three P450 mutation detection kits and a warfarin CYP2C9 and VKORC1 mutation detection kit.
 

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