This story was originally published on July 16.

Thermo Fisher Scientific said today after the markets closed that it has completed its previously announced $260 million acquisition of Fermentas.

Thermo Fisher first announced its intent to acquire Fermentas in May. The deal is expected to bolster Thermo's capabilities in PCR and quantitative real-time PCR (PCR Insider, 5/27/10).

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