Invitrogen Secures 86 Percent of InforMax Shares

Invitrogen said last week that InforMax share-holders have tendered about 86 percent of the company’s outstanding shares to it so far, a key step to wrapping up its $42 million purchase of the company.

Invitrogen said it needed 85 percent to complete a “short-form” merger that won’t require approval by a vote of shareholders.

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