Proposed Acquisition of Applied Imaging

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 1 -- Applied Imaging Corp. ("Applied Imaging" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: AICX), a leading supplier of automated imaging and image analysis systems, today announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Genetix Group plc. ("Genetix") (AIM: GTX), the UK-based cell biology, proteomics & genomics [...]

Invitrogen Corporation Expands Cellular Assay Capabilities, To Acquire Sentigen Holding Corp.; Proprietary Tango(TM) and Cell Division Arrest Technologies Complement Invitrogen’s Broad Assay Technology Platform

BIOWIRE2K CARLSBAD, Calif.--Sept. 1, 2006--Invitrogen Corporation (Nasdaq:IVGN), a global leader in life sciences, and Sentigen Holding Corp. (Nasdaq:SGHL) today announced that they had entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Invitrogen will acquire New Jersey-based Sentigen in a cash transaction at a price of $3.37 per share, or approximately $25.9 million for all shares [...]

Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific Stockholders Approve Merger

WALTHAM, Mass. & HAMPTON, N.H.--Aug. 30, 2006--Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO - News) and Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH - News) announced that, at separate special meetings held today, stockholders of both companies have voted to approve their merger. At the Fisher stockholders meeting, more than 99 percent of the shares represented were voted [...]

Agilent Technologies Obtains Multicolor, CGH Microarray Licenses from Abbott Molecular

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2006 -- Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it has obtained worldwide, non-exclusive patent licenses from Abbott Molecular Inc. for the manufacture, marketing and sale of oligonucleotide microarrays using a two-or-more color technology for gene expression and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) applications. This broad license covers microarray applications, including [...]

Geospiza Expands Collaboration with Applied Biosystems to Integrate Genetic Analysis Products

SEATTLE--Aug. 28, 2006-- Genetic Analysis Integration Tool Provides GeneMapper(R) and SeqScape(R) Users with the Ability to Directly Query Data Collected and Managed in Geospiza's Finch(R) Suite Geospiza, the life science industry's leading developer of information technology solutions to automate genetic testing and data production, today announced the expansion of the companies' 2005 platform collaboration agreement [...]

Bruker Daltonics Introduces Next-Generation Horizontal Top-of-the-Line MALDI-TOF/TOF Mass Spectrometer at IMSC

PRAGUE, Czech Republic--Aug. 27, 2006-- Next-Generation ultraflex III Offers Unique Smartbeam Technology, Further Boosts Sensitivity and Triples Acquisition Speed for Most Advanced LC-MALDI Workflow At the 17th International Mass Spectrometry Conference IMSC, Bruker Daltonics today announces its next-generation horizontal top-of-the-line ultraflex(R) III smartbeam(TM) MALDI-TOF/TOF mass spectrometer. The new ultraflex III combines various innovative features and [...]

Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific Receive Limited Request from FTC for Information Concerning Minor Product Line; Expect to Resolve Issue by Divesting $17 Million Business

WALTHAM, Mass. & HAMPTON, N.H.--Aug. 23, 2006--Thermo Electron Corporation (NYSE: TMO) and Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH) today announced that they have received a request for additional information (second request) from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in connection with the pending merger of the two companies. The second request is limited to information concerning [...]

Cohesive Technologies Inc. Announces Collaborative Agreement with Major Clinical Center

FRANKLIN, Mass.-- Cohesive Technologies Inc. (http://www.cohesivetech.com) announced that it has entered into a collaborative agreement with Mayo Clinic to increase patient sample throughput and improve data quality using Cohesive's proprietary turbulent flow chromatography (TurboFlow(R) technology) systems for clinical assays using tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS). The collaboration has been established to accelerate the development of clinical [...]

VWR International, Inc. Enters Into a Joint Distribution Agreement With HiMedia Laboratories, Mumbai, India

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 14 -- VWR International, Inc., a leader in the global research laboratory industry, announced today that it has entered into a Joint Distribution Agreement with HiMedia Laboratories, Mumbai, India to support the chemicals and laboratory supplies requirements of the rapidly expanding pharmaceutical and biotech industry in the subcontinent. "The Indian subcontinent [...]

Bio-Rad to Acquire Life Science Research Business From Ciphergen Biosystems

HERCULES, CA--Aug 14, 2006 -- Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX:BIO - News) (AMEX:BIO-B - News), a multinational manufacturer and distributor of life science research and clinical diagnostics products, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc.'s ProteinChip Systems® and worldwide technology rights to Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption/ Ionization (SELDI-TOF-MS) for [...]

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