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Danaher Prices $1B Senior Notes Offering

NEW YORK – Danaher announced Tuesday it has priced an offering of $1 billion of 2.6 percent senior notes due in 2050 at an offering price of 98.97 percent of the principal amount.

The company expects net proceeds to be $980 million after underwriting discounts and offering expenses. Danaher said it will use the money for general corporate purposes, including refinancing of outstanding debts, working capital, and capital expenditures.

The offering is expected to close Oct. 6, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Scan

Could Mix It Up

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a plan that would allow for the mixing-and-matching of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and boosters, the New York Times says.

Closest to the Dog

New Scientist reports that extinct Japanese wolf appears to be the closest known wild relative of dogs.

Offer to Come Back

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the University of Tennessee is offering Anming Hu, a professor who was acquitted of charges that he hid ties to China, his position back.

PNAS Papers on Myeloid Differentiation MicroRNAs, Urinary Exosomes, Maize Domestication

In PNAS this week: role of microRNAs in myeloid differentiation, exosomes in urine, and more.