By Ben Butkus

This article was originally published on April 28.

Life Technologies yesterday capped a busy week of news in the PCR space by announcing that it has acquired Stokes Bio, an Irish startup developing microfluidics-based technologies for quantitative PCR, for an undisclosed amount.

Stokes Bio's technology platform will enable high-throughput, PCR-based genetic analyses, particularly in the area of agricultural biology, according to company executives.

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