NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe announced today that it has made an offer to acquire UK molecular diagnostics maker Tepnel Life Sciences for £92.8 million ($132.2 million).

The acquisition would provide Gen-Probe with an entry into the transplant diagnostics market as well as genetic tests that Gen-Probe believes are complementary to its molecular diagnostics products. Tepnel also has collaborations with pharmaceutical clients to develop companion diagnostics.

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