Dharmacon to be Acquired by Fisher; Industry Execs Weigh In on the Deal | GenomeWeb

Fisher Scientific said this week that it agreed to acquire Dharmacon for $80 million in cash, putting to rest rumors circulating throughout the industry that the privately held RNA reagent provider was on the block.

Fisher said that acquiring Dharmacon — which generated about $17 million in revenues last year — will help expand the company’s presence in the life sciences market, and is expected to help boost sales of higher-margin, proprietary products.

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