While Thermo Fisher Scientific's purchase of Life Technologies announced this week will no doubt have its greatest impact in the genomics and sequencing space, the deal has potential implications for proteomics, as well.

In particular, it raises questions regarding the future of Life Tech's proteomics research programs, and specifically its efforts to develop its Ion Torrent technology for protein detection (PM 7/13/2012).

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