NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Piper Jaffray today upgraded the stock of BioMérieux, following its announcement two days ago that it will acquire BioFire Diagnostics.

The investment bank upgraded the French in vitro diagnostic firm to Overweight from Neutral, and increased the price target on its stock to €86 ($113.20) from €71.

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