NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week, Alere said that mediation between itself and Abbott Laboratories has concluded without resolution. 

Alere sued Abbott in August in a move designed to push its potential acquirer to fulfill its obligations under the terms of their merger agreement, and act promptly in obtaining the required anti-trust approvals.

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