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What Will Thermo Fisher Scientific and Life Technologies $14 billion Merger hold for the Top Ten Suppliers of Synthetic Biology Technology and DNA Sequencing Landscape?
Date:4/15/2013

FARMINGTON, Conn., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Life Technologies, one of the top ten suppliers of synthetic biology technology, recently merged with Thermo Fisher Scientific. The lab equipment company bought Life Technologies for $13.6 billion in cash and $2.2 billion in debt. What are the implications this merger has for the DNA sequencing industry? In a recent Forbes story, Matthew Herper reports "As a result of all of this competition and new technologies, DNA sequencing has gotten cheaper with incredible speed. In 2007, it cost $1 million to create a human genome. Now some insurers have reimbursed doctors about $20,000 for sequencing all of a patient's DNA."

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Top Ten Suppliers of Synthetic Biology Technology

The recent merger between Thermo Fisher Scientific and Life Technologies means changes in the landscape for the rest of the nine leading suppliers of synthetic biology technology – DNA2.0, Origene, Synthetic Genomics, DuPont, Pfizer, Novozymes, Amrys Biotechnologies, Scarab Genomics, and British Petroleum – profiled in BCC Research's recently published report. The document examines these top companies in the field and discusses their positions in these complex patterns of supply and demand, as well as their investments and alliances.

Intense research and development continues to be both privately and publically funded, but the work has emphatically moved out of the laborato
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