Qiagen Looks to Acquire Cellestis to Enhance Portfolio of Molecular Tests in Infectious Disease | GenomeWeb

By Turna Ray

Qiagen's proposed acquisition of Australian testmaker Cellestis would give the firm a test portfolio that will work in concert with its existing tests and allow it to improve diagnostics for preventing disease and personalizing care.

The A$341 million ($355 million) acquisition plan, announced this week, is still subject to approval by Cellestis' shareholders. Qiagen projects that the transaction will be approved in June, when Cellestis' shareholders are scheduled to meet.

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