Abbott's commitment to closing the deal is still uncertain, but Alere's CEO said the regulatory clearance marks a "significant milestone."
Separately, Alere said today that the European Commission has granted clearance for its acquistion by Abbott.
Mergers and acquisitions in the omics space rose for the second year in a row, but the increase was significantly less than the 33 percent uptick in 2015 deals.
Alere said its would-be acquirer has no grounds for seeking termination, but Abbott cited adverse material events as a basis for ending the deal.
The GenomeWeb Index, which fell nearly 9 percent in October, rebounded to a 1 percent gain in November, but still underperformed the Dow and Nasdaq.
The CDC noted that if the test yields a negative RNA NAT result, clinicians should then analyze patient serum using an IgM antibody test.
The ratings agency also assigned a Negative Rating Watch to the firm's notes offering, noting it will resolve this notation as more details of the offering become available.
Abbott said that a lawsuit it filed Thursday tries to obtain important information from Alere before its acquisition is completed.
The GenomeWeb Index fell nearly 9 percent in October, doubling back on September's 5 percent gain and underperforming the Dow and the Nasdaq.
Synlab, a European lab services provider, found the test performed well on samples with low bacterial load and non-respiratory samples.
A UK woman is suing three National Health Service Trusts for not telling her about her father's Huntington's disease diagnosis, the BBC reports.
LiveScience reports that a novel mutation in the LPL gene was uncovered in three siblings with very high triglyceride levels.
The president of Nankai University is embroiled in a data manipulation scandal, the South China Morning Post reports.
In PNAS this week: cytotoxic CD4 T cell signature in supercentenarians, evolutionary history of beetles, and more.