Life Technologies buys Advanced Microscopy Group

Life Technologies says it bought cell imaging systems maker Advanced Microscopy Group

Associated Press

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) -- Life Technologies Corp. said Monday it bought Advanced Microscopy Group, which makes microscopes, digital imaging equipment, and software.

Life Technology did not disclose terms of the deal, but said it will add to its net income in 2013. It said the purchase will add to its array of cell-imaging instruments. AMG developed the FLoid Cell Imaging Station, a product that is marketed by Life Technologies. AMG's EVOS fl fluorescence microscope is distributed by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Shares of Life Technologies rose 9 cents to $48.72 on Monday. The stock lost 10 cents to $48.62 in aftermarket trading.

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