NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Fluidigm said today that it has agreed to acquire mass cytometry firm DVS Sciences for roughly $207.5 million in company common stock and cash.

The acquisition will add DVS Sciences' multi-parameter single-cell protein analysis platform, the CyTOF 2, to Fluidigm's portfolio, giving the company a foothold in both the high-end flow cytometry and single-cell proteomics markets.

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