This article was originally posted on Dec. 15.

Life Technologies said this week that it has completed its acquisition of BioTrove for an undisclosed amount.

Life Tech last month disclosed its plans to acquire BioTrove for its OpenArray platform — a flexible array about the size of a microscope slide that enables more than 3,000 PCR genotyping or qPCR gene expression assays at a time [PCR Insider 11/17/09].

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