Thermo Fisher-Life Tech Deal Clears EC Hurdle | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Commission has approved Thermo Fisher Scientific's $13.6 billion purchase of Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher said today.

Thermo Fisher will sell its cell culture, gene modulation, and magnetic beads business in order to expedite the approval, it said, adding that the businesses to be divested had combined revenues of $225 million in 2012.

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