China conditionally OKs Thermo Fisher's $13.6B purchase of Life

|About: Thermo Fisher Scientific ... (TMO)|By:, SA News Editor

China's Commerce Ministry has conditionally approved Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) $13.6B acquisition of Life Technologies (LIFE).

Thermo Fisher will have to reduce the prices of two types of its products it sells in the country, and divest its cell culture and gene adjustment businesses. Thermo Fisher will also have to sell its 51% holding in China's Lanzhou National Hyclone Bio-engineering.