Invitrogen Sees Improved Synergies in Acquisition

Carlsbad-based Invitrogen Corp. says it expects to save $20 million more than originally thought when it acquires Applied Biosystems Inc., according to San Diego’s North County Times. In a filing with government regulators, Invitrogen says a more detailed integration plan shows the combined companies will save $80 million and drive higher-than-expected growth in earnings per share. Invitrogen makes biological research tools and employs about 1,000 in Carlsbad.

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