NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – More than 98 percent of Life Technologies' voting shareholders have approved the company's pending $13.6 billion acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Life Tech announced after the close of the market on Wednesday.

The voting took place at a special shareholders' meeting on Wednesday, and the 98 percent of votes cast in favor of the deal represents more than 72 percent of all outstanding shares, Life Tech said.

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