Fisher to Shed Genevec as US Feds OK Thermo-Fisher Marriage, EC Approval Pending
 
US regulators have cleared the way for Thermo Electron and Fischer Scientific to move forward with their proposed merger after Fisher said it would divest its $17 million Genevac business, the companies said this week. If the European Commission gives its approval, the merger could be completed on Nov. 9.
 

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