On the Wall Street Journal health blog, Jacob Goldstein discusses the "battle" for the diagnostic company Ventana -- Roche made a hostile bid for the company earlier this year. Goldstein reports that Roche's CEO, Franz Hume, has been saying that hedge funds have bought out the leading shareholders but that Roche's $3 billion offer will eventually go through.

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