NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Federal Trade Commission today said that it has ordered MDS to sell its Arcturus laser microdissection business to Life Technologies as a condition of approving its deal to sell its MDS Analytical Technologies unit to Danaher.

The FTC said that the sale would "resolve FTC charges that Danaher's acquisition of MDS Analytical Technologies would harm competition in the North American market for laser microdissection devices." It noted that Danaher and MDS are two of only four North American suppliers of such devices.

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