NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Eurofins Scientific announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire MVZ für Laboratoriumsmedizin am Hygiene-Institut (Hygel), a group of clinical diagnostic laboratories based in Germany.

According to Eurofins, Hygel employs 370 individuals across its three main sites, as well as in labs that it operates for four local hospitals. It generated more than €35 million ($38.3 million) in revenues last year.

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