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This article has been updated from a previous version to correct the number of droplets generated by the RainDance digital PCR system.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bio-Rad Laboratories announced today that it has agreed to acquire rival droplet-based PCR systems manufacturer RainDance Technologies for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to close during the first quarter of 2017.

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