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Beckman to Acquire Specialty Endocrine Testing Firm Diagnostic Systems Laboratories

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Beckman Coulter will acquire specialty immunoassay provider Diagnostic Systems Laboratories of Webster, Texas, the company said today.


The price Beckman will pay for DSL was not immediately available. Beckman expects to close the acquisition in mid-October.


DSL, which had approximately $34 million in sales last year, markets three reproductive endocrinology tests and holds exclusive rights to a potential biomarker of cardiovascular risk. "Coupling DSL's expertise and proprietary tests with Beckman Coulter's ... immunoassay platforms should be a winning combination," said Michael Whelan, group vice president of Beckman's immunoassay business, in a satatement.

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