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The company has used a portion of the new facility to pay back existing debt to the bank, as well as a final payment designated in the parties' earlier loan agreement.
The credit facility, available through Sept. 17, 2024, replaces a prior credit facility dated Aug. 11, 2016 for $1 billion.
About $770 million in net proceeds will go toward the repayment of outstanding debt under its senior unsecured revolving credit facility.
The firm replaced an existing $4 billion credit facility with a $5 billion one, and entered into a new $5 billion revolving credit facility.
The agreement consists of a $100 million revolving credit facility, a $100 million initial term loan, and a $50 million delayed-draw term loan.
The company drew $49 from the credit facility to repay an earlier outstanding loan and expects to draw another $27 million to, in part, pay for its acquisition of GenePOC.
The firm expects to offer nearly 5 million shares and also noted that this week it entered into an amended credit facility.
NanoString will initially draw $60 million at close, which will net it approximately $8 million after repaying its existing debt with the investment firm.
The new agreement amends a deal reached in October to partially fund its acquisition of some Alere businesses. That agreement was for $270 million.
NeoGenomics has now redeemed 100 percent of the $110 million preferred stock issues in conjunction with the Clarient acquisition, at a cost of $105 million.
New analyses indicate female researchers are publishing less during the coronavirus pandemic than male researchers, according to Nature News.
A study suggests people with the ApoE e4 genotype may be more likely to have severe COVID-19 than those with other genotypes, the Guardian says.
Direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies are searching for a genetic reason for why some people, but not others, become gravely ill with COVID-19, the Detroit Free Press reports.
In PNAS this week: forward genetics-base analysis of retinal development, interactions of T cell receptors with neoantigens in colorectal cancer, and more.