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GE Healthcare to Acquire Applied Precision Inc

April 28, 2011

Zebrafish expressing nitroreductase in pancreatic islets imaged using the GE Healthcare IN Cell Anayzer by Steven Chen

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Applied Precision, Inc., a supplier of innovative cellular imaging technologies for the fast-growing cell biology and biomedical research sectors.

The acquisition of Applied Precision will allow GE Healthcare to expand its offering of products and services for pharmaceutical and life science research.

This press kit contains press materials and images related to the announcement.

Press Contact: Val Jones (val.jones@ge.com): +44 791 717 5192


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"Applied Precision is a company with a strong reputation for innovation and is a great strategic fit with our Cell Technologies business. The combination of GE Healthcare’s expertise in cell science together with the great talent of the team at Applied Precision will help us drive development of new technologies and create an extensive offering across the full spectrum of cell biology research."
Kieran Murphy, President and CEO of GE Healthcare Life Sciences

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"We are very excited to become part of GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences team. The worldwide resources of GE Healthcare will allow us to significantly widen our reach into new markets and provide a stronger support network for our existing customers. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to jointly develop new technologies, products and applications for life sciences research. The entire Applied Precisionteam looks forward to joining GE."
Joe Victor, CEO, Applied Precision