MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Advanced Cell Diagnostics of Newark, CA. This represents the 9th acquisition for Bio-Techne in the last three years. With these acquisitions, Minneapolis-based Bio-Techne has grown from approximately 650 employees in 2013 to nearly 1,700 staff worldwide and has expanded its global reach with subsidiaries in every major geographic market. Organically, we continue to develop and launch in excess of 1,500 new products to market on a yearly basis which enable researchers to address new and more complex questions in the life science field. This latest acquisition of ACD is consistent with our strategic plan, which includes both organic growth and acquisitions that fill portfolio gaps.
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Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) is a global life sciences company providing innovative tools and bioactive reagents for the research and clinical diagnostic communities. Bio-Techne products assist scientific investigations into biological processes and the nature and progress of specific diseases. They aid in drug discovery efforts and provide the means for accurate clinical tests and diagnoses. With thousands of products in its portfolio, Bio-Techne generated approximately $452 million in net sales in fiscal 2015 and has approximately 1,700 employees worldwide. For more information on Bio-Techne and its brands, please visit www.bio-techne.com.
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