NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Thermo Fisher Scientific has priced its $1.3 billion offering of senior notes, the firm announced after the close of the market yesterday.

It is offering $500 million of 1.85 percent senior notes due 2018, and $800 million of 3.15 percent notes due 2023. The firm expects to close the offering on Aug. 22.

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