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Thermo Fisher raises bid for Qiagen to 43 eur/shr

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Thermo Fisher Scientific said on Thursday it had decided to raise its bid for Qiagen to 43 euros ($49.06) per share to reflect the German genetic test maker's improved business prospects since the coronavirus pandemic.

BERLIN, July 16 (Reuters) - Thermo Fisher Scientific TMO.N said on Thursday it had decided to raise its bid for Qiagen QIA.DE to 43 euros ($49.06) per share to reflect the German genetic test maker's improved business prospects since the coronavirus pandemic.

Thermo Fisher's cash offer represents a 35% premium to Qiagen's closing price on March 2, the two companies said in a statement.

($1 = 0.8764 euros)

(Reporting by Caroline Copley Editing by Michelle Martin)

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