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Thermo Fisher could be on verge of big deal

Lab science company said to have offered $6b for Millipore

Based in Billerica, life sciences firm Millipore Corp. employs roughly 5,900 workers worldwide including about 1,000 in Massachusetts. Based in Billerica, life sciences firm Millipore Corp. employs roughly 5,900 workers worldwide including about 1,000 in Massachusetts. (Millipore Corp./ File 2006)
By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / February 23, 2010

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Shares of Millipore Corp. shot up 22.4 percent yesterday following reports that the Billerica maker of life sciences tools is weighing a $6 billion takeover offer from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (Full article: 612 words)

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