NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today said that it has completed its $19.50-per-share offer to acquire Iris International.

The $338 million deal was signed by the firms in September. The purchase price represented a 45 percent premium to Iris' closing stock price of $13.42 on Sept. 14, the day before the agreement was announced.

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