NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Bio-Rad said today it plans to buy reagent and screening tool-maker DiaMed Holding for around 477 million Swiss francs ($390 million).
 
The companies signed a definitive agreement under which Bio-Rad would buy 77.7 percent of DiaMed’s outstanding shares, after which Bio-Rad plans to conduct a tender offer buy nearly 13 percent of the remaining outstanding shares. The remaining 9.6 percent of DiaMed’s shares are treasury shares.
 

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