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Taking another step to build up its proteomics offering, Invitrogen has signed a deal to acquire BioSource International, a provider of proteins, antibodies, and reagents for cytokine and signal transduction assays, for $130 million in cash.

Invitrogen said the acquisition, hatched a few months after BioSource directors roundly rejected a cheaper bid by Invitrogen rival Bio-Rad Laboratories, is designed to bolster its protein and antibody offerings and could help it enter new markets in immunology, oncology, and neurodegenerative disease.

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