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More IVD Consolidation as Danaher Buys Beckman

TODAY IT WAS ANNOUNCED that Danaher Corporation would acquire Beckman Coulter, Inc., in a transaction valued at $5.8 billion. The news was not a surprise, since word had leaked out last December that Beckman’s board of director had engaged Goldman Sachs …

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More IVD Consolidation: DPC Sells to Siemens

CEO SUMMARY: It is a significant acquisition, and not just because Diagnostic Products Corporation has a major presence in immunodiagnostics. Siemens Medical Solutions is one of the dominant competitors in radiology. Its willingness to pony up almost $2 billion t…

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Proteomic Tests Poised For Clinical Market

CEO SUMMARY: Proteomics-based technology is developing rapidly. The strategic collaboration announced last month between Ciphergen Biosystems and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated is potentially worth $25 million. It is an expensive bet that next-generation proteomics tests soon to enter the…

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Sigma-Aldrich, Ivax Diagnostics, i-STAT, Quest Diagnostics, Unilab

SIGMA-ALDRICH SELLS ITS EIA PRODUCT LINE TO IVAX DIAGNOSTICS FOLLOWING ITS DECISION TO EXIT the clinical diagnostics market, Sigma-Aldrich, Inc. has sold its global enzyme immunoassay (EIA) product line to Ivax Diagnostics, Inc., based in Miami, Florida. Th…

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Beckman Coulter Positions Itself For Biotech Testing Continuum

CEO SUMMARY: Here’s a little-known side to diagnostics giant Beckman Coulter Inc. Its efforts to expand into the fields of biomedical R&D and clinical research is a strategic shift designed to give it early access to promising technology that could be introduced into the clinical di…

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