By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies has completed its acquisition of Ion Torrent for $375 million in cash and stock.

The total value of the deal could rise by another $350 million if certain technical and time-based milestones are met through 2012.

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