Roche to Acquire NimbleGen for $272.5M, Eyes Additional Genomic Vendors
 
Less than a month after acquiring 454 Life Sciences for $152 million, Roche said this week it plans to acquire NimbleGen Systems for $272.5 million.
 
Noting that NimbleGen’s arrays complement Roche’s ongoing genomics campaigns, Roche Diagnostics CEO Severin Schwan said the deal is part of the company’s strategy to gain ground in the genomics research market by “extending our activities into the microarray segment.”
 

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