NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Retroscreen Virology Group today announced it has acquired proteomics firm Activiomics for up to £4.0 million ($6.7 million).

In connection with the deal, Retroscreen is issuing up to £4.0 million of new ordinary shares of £.05 each of its stock, it said.

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