By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GE Healthcare has commenced its tender offer to acquire Clarient in a cash deal valued at approximately $570 million to $580 million. The firm announced the offer two weeks ago, and said today that the offer will expire at midnight New York City time on Dec. 6, unless extended.

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