By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific today said that it has acquired Trek Diagnostic Systems from Magellan Biosciences for an undisclosed amount.

Trek makes blood culture, microorganism identification, and antibiotic-susceptibility testing products for the pharmaceutical and clinical lab markets. The firm is based near Cleveland, has 150 employees, and had full-year 2010 revenues of $34 million.

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