By Bernadette Toner

This article, originally posted Aug. 17, has been updated to include additional information from Life Technologies and from a Macquarie Research analyst's note.

Life Technologies said last week that it plans to acquire privately held Ion Torrent for $375 million in cash and additional considerations of up to $350 million.

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