This article was originally posted on Dec. 14.

Qiagen said this week that it has completed its $90 million, all-cash acquisition of SABiosciences, a privately held developer of disease- and pathway-focused PCR assay panels.

Peer Schatz, CEO of Qiagen, said in a statement that he believes the integration of the 100-employee, Frederick, Md.-based company into its operations will be "a quick and smooth one," citing the "high level of complementarities" between the firms.

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