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Life Acquires AcroMetrix

Life Technologies (NASDAQ: LIFE), the Carlsbad, CA-based provider of biomedical diagnostic equipment and laboratory supplies, has agreed to acquire AcroMetrix, a diagnostics controls specialist based in the Bay Area community of Benicia, CA. Financial terms of the deal were not disculosed. Life says in a statement that AcroMetrix’ diagnostic quality control products allow a laboratory to achieve better standardization across systems and are more economically efficient to use than “homebrew” control reagents.