NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – EKF Diagnostics Holdings today announced that the potential purchase of the company's Point-of-Care business by Chinese firm Jinjing has fallen through.

The firm had also received a non-binding preliminary proposal from an unrelated third party for its Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Diagnostics businesses in August, but that proposal has been withdrawn.

Instead, former Alere CEO Ron Zwanziger will now take over as chairman of EKF, while current chairman David Evans will become deputy chairman.

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