NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics completed the sale of its HemoCue diagnostics product business to Danaher company Radiometer for about $300 million. The deal was originally announced in February as part of Quest's plans to divest certain non-core assets to focus on its diagnostic information services business. Quest will use proceeds from the sale to repurchase about $300 million of its shares as part of a buyback program, it said.

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