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Bayer Acquires Chiron In Consolidation Move

CEO SUMMARY: As expected, consolidation within the diagnostics industry continues. This time it is Bayer, spending $1.1 billion to acquire Chiron’s diagnostics business. Once completed, Bayer will be the fourth-largest diagnostics company in the world. Laboratory customers of both firms…

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Chiron Is Biotech Firm, Respected For Innovation

CEO SUMMARY: Chiron is respected for its leadership in branched DNA and viral load technologies. The company had high expectations for its diagnostics group, particularly after its purchase of Ciba Corning. But rapid consolidation of the diagnostics industry changed Chiron’s opportunity…

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