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The firm extended its cash tender offer for all outstanding shares of Alere's Series B convertible perpetual preferred stock until the end of the day on Sept. 15.

The tender offer, which is being extended to allow additional time for the consummation of Abbott's acquisition of Alere, could expire at the end of August.

Alere's financial results in the prior-year period reflected restatements of revenues stemming from incorrectly recorded revenue transactions.

The RealTime PCR instrument identifies AML patients with IDH2 mutations who can be treated with Celgene's Idhifa.

Abbott CEO Miles White said that he is confident that Abbott's acquisition of Alere will close as expected before the end of Q3.

Canaccord and William Blair also increased their price targets on  Quidel's shares, following its acquisition of certain Alere assets and assays.

About 63 million votes were in favor of the deal, representing more than 72.5 percent of all outstanding Alere shares as of the May 31 record date.

The firm said that the RealTime CMV test is the only commercially available cytomegalovirus that can amplify two select regions of the CMV genome.

Sales for its cardiometabolic tests dropped sharply, while sales for its flu tests soared and its consumer diagnostics sales were flat.

The firm's Q4 global influenza sales were up 60 percent year over year, and in 2016 its global infectious disease business achieved double-digit sales growth.

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