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The deadline for the deal has been pushed back to April 27 from March 23.

In a research note, Jon Groberg wrote that in the near term firms with a larger consumables presence in Japan face greater revenue risk, while instrument firms face greater mid-term risk.

The firms have said they expect to complete the transaction in the first half of this year.

Robert Friel today denied a report that the company is seeking a buyer after failing to land Beckman Coulter.

Shares of PerkinElmer climbed more than 9 percent on Thursday after a report was published saying that the firm is exploring being bought out amid a failed bid to acquire Beckman Coulter.

The company, which is being purchased by Danaher, did not report its earnings for the fourth quarter, but based on what it had previously reported for the first three quarters, revenues for the final quarter of 2010 were $986.5 million.

At the Association for Mass Spectrometry's Applications to the Clinical Lab meeting this week, proteomics researchers highlighted the need for higher-throughput assays, with several introducing automated SISCAPA workflows employing instruments from vendors including Agilent Technologies and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The action is an amendment to a lawsuit in which plaintiffs argued that the company, its board, and certain of its officers breached their fiduciary duty in connection to the company's trouble with its Accutn1 troponin test last year.

Beckman Coulter said that it's board of directors will pay a quarterly dividend of $.19 per share.

Today's announcement ends two months of speculation about the future of Beckman Coulter as Danaher continues to add to its life sciences tools portfolio.

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