NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a deal to acquire Australian analytical instruments and life science consumables provider Biolab for A$175 million (US $120 million).

Biolab is a division of publicly traded Australian firm Alesco Corp. and has annual revenues of around A$170 million. Thermo Fisher said that it expects to close the transaction on April 30, and that it will integrate the company in to its Laboratory Products and Services Segment.

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