BRUSSELS Nov 26 European Union antitrust
regulators cleared on Tuesday Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc's
proposed $13.6 billion takeover of Life Technologies
Corp, after the U.S. company agreed to sell three units
to ease competition concerns.
The deal would make Thermo, the world's largest maker of
scientific and laboratory equipment, one of the top two
companies in genetic testing.
The European Commission said in a statement that Thermo
Fisher will divest businesses producing and supplying media and
sera for cell culture, gene silencing products and polymer-based
Media and sera are liquids used to supply nutrients to
human, animal, insect and plant cells growing in vitro.