By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – OraSure Technologies announced after the close of the market on Monday that it is acquiring DNA Genotek for $53 million in cash.

The deal, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter, will provide OraSure, based in Bethlehem, Pa., with a complementary portfolio of products for the collection, stabilization, transportation, and storage of high quality nucleic acid samples, the company said.

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