NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agilent Technologies announced today that it has agreed to acquire Belgium-based molecular diagnostics developer Multiplicom for €68 million ($70.6 million) in cash.

The deal is expected to close in mid-January. All 90 Multiplicom employees will be offered jobs within Agilent, the company said.

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