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Thermo Fisher to buy California firm in $13.6 billion deal

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. agreed Monday to buy diagnostics equipment maker Life Technologies Corp., in a $13.6 billion deal that will significantly expand Waltham-based Thermo Fisher and establish it as a major force in the emerging personalized medicine market.

The definitive agreement caps a string of acquisitions over the past five years for Thermo Fisher, a leader in supplying medical instruments and technology to laboratories around the world.

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