NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Qiagen made three acquisitions in April and May for up to $181.7 million, it disclosed in a document filed yesterday with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

In its Form 10-Q Qiagen said that the acquisitions included the remaining 60 percent of Scandinavian Gene Synthesis that it didn't already own, and AmniSure International. Qiagen did not provide details on its third acquisition.

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