With the deal, Thermo Fisher Scientific will now better position itself in the buoyant transplant diagnostics market and expand its portfolio of immunosuppressant assays by adding One Lambda's tests for tissue typing and antibody detection, the buyer's president and CEO Marc Casper said.
n Tissue typing - saviour siblings Parents can use PGD to identify embryos with a tissue type matching a sick child which can then be used to treat children who suffer from serious and life-threatening diseases which require tissue or cells which are a genetic match.
As donors gave blood, they wanted an extra sample to be taken for tissue typing and the donor's name and details added to a bone marrow registry, so patients and families like themselves would find it easier to locate a potential donor.
But yesterday five Law Lords who heard the case in March ruled unanimously that the practice of tissue typing to create babies to help siblings could be authorised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
This past July, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, Britain's regulatory agency for reproductive technologies, reversed a controversial section of its policy on preimplantation generic diagnosis for tissue typing.