This story originally ran on Dec. 13 and has been updated to include additional information.

By Adam Bonislawski

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week announced plans to acquire chromatography firm Dionex for roughly $2.1 billion.

The purchase, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2011, will add a range of ion and liquid chromatography products to Thermo Fisher's portfolio, including platforms aimed at proteomics research like Dionex's UltiMate 3000 RSLCnano LC system.

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