Thermo Fisher to buy Life Technologies for $13.6B

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has offered to pay about $13.6 billion to buy genetic testing equipment maker Life Technologies in a cash deal that will create a giant company serving research and specialty diagnostics.
The Waltham, Mass., company said Monday it has agreed to pay $76 in cash for each share of Life Technologies, which is based in Carlsbad, Calif.

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