Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is acquiring contract researcher PPD Inc. for $17.4 billion as the medical device maker adds more muscle to the company’s pharmaceutical services business.

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Pressure BioSciences Inc. – a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide life sciences industry – announced that Zacks Small Cap Research released an updated research report in its on-going coverage on the company.