By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher today said that its board of directors has authorized a plan to repurchase $750 million of the firm's common stock.

The one-year plan would involve the firm acquiring shares of its common stock on the open market or in negotiated transactions.

Thermo Fisher said that it will offer approximately $750 million of senior notes to refinance outstanding indebtedness.

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