OriGene Acquires Blue Heron

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OriGene Technologies, the Rockville, MD-based life sciences company, has agreed to acquire Bothell, WA-based Blue Heron Biotechnology for an undisclosed amount. Blue Heron, founded in 1999, offers a service that synthesizes genes on demand for a wide variety of researchers and Big Pharma customers around the world. Blue Heron last made news in May, when the J. Craig Venter Institute said it used the company’s service as part of its effort to engineer the first bacterial cell that comes entirely from a synthetic genome.