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Qiagen Acquires Rapigene For Its SNP Analysis Tools



ENLO, Netherlands--Qiagen announced last week that it has acquired Rapigene, a maker of genomic and single-nucleotide polymorphism analysis technologies. Rapigene was a wholly owned subsidiary of Celltech Group of Bothell, Wash. The agreement called for Qiagen to issue 154,000 shares of its common stock, valued at $12 million, in exchange for 100 percent of outstanding equity in Rapigene.

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