Thermo Fisher and Illumina Prepare for Round Two of the Next-Gen Sequencing Battle

Earlier this month Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the launch of two novel next-generation sequencing (NGS) instruments, the Ion S5 and the Ion S5 XL benchtop systems, which combine the ability

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Evolution Announce Human Capital Partnership with Genomics Startup QuantiHealth

Evolution Global Talent Attraction recently signed a contract to provide human capital to newly formed company QuantiHealth in China. QuantiHealth was founded by Zhao Bowen, who was named as one

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Merck Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich receives conditional clearance from European Commission

Sigma-Aldrich’s acquisition by Merck has been conditionally cleared by the European Commission, and has received full clearance from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. Merck and Sigma have already cleared from

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Merck appoints Udit Batra to head combined life science business ahead of Sigma-Aldrich acquisition

Udit Batra has been appointed to lead the combined life science business of Merck Millipore and Sigma-Aldrich once the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich has been successfully completed later this year. Udit

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Bio-Rad Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2014 Financial Results

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb), a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, announced financial results today for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended

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Merck, Sanofi, Syngenta & GSK announce full year results for 2014

Pharma giants Merck, Sanofi & GSK announced their full-year results for 2014 this week, as did global AgroChemical multinational Syngenta. Syngenta reported sales of $15.1 billion USD, achieving their integrates

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Thermo Fisher Strengthens Bioproduction Offering by Acquiring Advanced Scientifics

Thermo Fisher Scientific have announced their acquisition of ASI (Advanced Scientifics, Inc.) for a cash payment of $300 million USD as the company seeks to strengthen their bioproduction offerings. ASI

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23andMe and Genentech Announce Research Partnership

Controversial DNA sequencing company 23andMe announced the first of 10 deals to be signed with large biotech and pharma firms on Tuesday January 6. Their $60 million partnership with Genentech

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Illumina Reports Record Financial Results for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2014 Illumina, Inc. announced its financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter 2014 results: Revenue of

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Pacific Biosciences reported a 178% increase in revenue to $20.6 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, compared to $7.4 million for the third quarter of 2013. Third

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BD To Acquire CareFusion For $12.2 Billion BD and CareFusion announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results Third Quarter Highlights Grew adjusted earnings per share (EPS) by 32% to $1.71. Increased revenue by 31% to $4.17 billion. Expanded adjusted

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