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Millipore Buys Guava

Billerica, MA-based Millipore (NYSE: MIL), a maker of equipment for life-sciences research and pharmaceutical manufacturing, says it will acquire Guava Technologies of Hayward, CA, under an agreement announced today. Millipore says it will pay $22.6 million for Guava, which makes flow cytometry and cell assay systems, including systems for counting CD4 T-cells in HIV/AIDS patients.