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Pushing to make its fourth acquisition in four months, Roche this week made an unsolicited offer to buy diagnostics firm Ventana Medical Systems for around $3 billion, or $75 per share — a 45 percent premium to Ventana’s closing price of $51.74 on Monday.

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