NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific said after the close of the market Monday that it will acquire Finnzymes for an undisclosed sum.

Espoo, Finland-based Finnzymes makes reagents, consumables, kits, and instruments for molecular biology applications. Its proprietary DNA polymerases, called Phire and Phusion, and high-speed miniaturized thermal cyclers will expand Thermo Fisher's portfolio of reagents and other consumables for the molecular biology research and diagnostics markets.

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