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EU Authorities Clear Invitrogen, ABI Merger; New Firm to Join S&P Index
 
Invitrogen and Applied Biosystems said last week that European Union regulators have cleared their proposed $6.7 billion merger.
 
The deal already cleared US antitrust hurdles and is expected to close on Nov. 21, the firms said. The combined company will be called Life Technologies.
 

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