Invitrogen’s plan to acquire Applied Biosystems for $6.7 billion in stock, disclosed this week, promises to shake up the proteomics tools field.
 
Greg Lucier, currently CEO of Invotrogen, will become chairman and CEO of the combined company, which will be called Applied Biosystems. Mark Stevenson, will retain his president and COO positions, the companies said.
 

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