Life Technologies weighs in on Roche – Illumina Deal

Last week an article appeared in BioArray News as part of the coverage of the ongoing Roche/Illumina story – Illumina Array Customers ‘Apprehensive’ of Possible Roche Takeover, Fear Platform ‘Stagnation’

Yesterday, I received an email from Life Technologies (I guess I’m on their marketing list) that seemed unusual to me.  No message, just an image with a link to the article.

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This email was clearly intended to draw attention to the article and highlight the fears of current Illumina customers about the possible deal.  Were they trying to build opposition to the deal?  Do they feel the combined financial strength of Roche and the technical strength of Illumina would be a formidable competitor?  You decide…