NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Qiagen today said that federal regulators have cleared its planned acquisition of Digene.
 
The company said the Hart-Scott-Rodino antitrust deadline passed on midnight yesterday without a hitch, enabling the shop to buy Digene for $1.6 billion.
 
The deal is subject to the tender of a majority of Digene's common stock on a fully diluted basis before 11:59 p.m. EST on July 20, unless the offer is extended, as well as approval by Qiagen’s shareholders, among other conditions.

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