Citigroup Becton Dickinson to Offer $1.5B in Notes The company will use proceeds from the offering to pay off debt related to other notes and to partially fund a redemption of other notes. Thermo Fisher Scientific Prices $5.7B Senior Notes Offering The firm will offer €4.4 billion of euro-denominated notes and $900 million in dollar-denominated notes. It will redeem another $4.5 billion in outstanding notes. BD Inks $750M Term Loan Deal The senior unsecured term loan facility was used, in part, to refinance a three-year loan agreement between BD, Citibank, and other lenders reached last year. Citigroup Initiates Coverage of Cepheid with Buy Rating NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Citigroup this week initiated coverage of Cepheid with a Buy rating and a price target on its shares of $52. Citi Research Increases Price Target, EPS Estimates for Agilent NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Citi Research analyst Amit Bhalla has increased his price target on Agilent Technologies' stock from $43 to $50 and has increased earnings-per-share estimates for the firm. Jun 15, 2012 Citigroup Initiates Coverage of Agilent with Buy Rating Feb 21, 2012 Citigroup Upgrades Life Technologies' Stock on Dip Jul 15, 2011 Citigroup Lowers Illumina Revenue Forecast Jun 30, 2010 Citigroup Initiates Coverage of Illumina with 'Hold' Rating Breaking News Imaging Mass Cytometry Discovers Tumor Microenvironment Features Predicting Lung Cancer Outcomes Metastatic Tumor Subtypes Found With Expression Profiling GenomeWeb Top 40 up 4 Percent in January, Following Broader Upswing LumiraDx Receives Notice From Nasdaq Over Missed Listing Requirement Sherlock Biosciences to Acquire Sense Biodetection The Scan Study Links Evolution of Longevity, Social Organization in Mammals With the help of comparative phylogenetics and transcriptomics, researchers in Nature Communications see ties between lifespan and social organization in mammals. Tumor Microenvironment Immune Score Provides Immunotherapy Response, Prognostic Insights Using multiple in situ analyses and RNA sequence data, researchers in eBioMedicine have developed a score associated with immunotherapy response or survival. CRISPR-Based Method for Finding Cancer-Associated Exosomal MicroRNAs in Blood A team from China presents in ACS Sensors a liposome-mediated membrane fusion strategy for detecting miRNAs carried in exosomes in the blood with a CRISPR-mediated reporter system. Drug Response Variants May Be Distinct in Somatic, Germline Samples Based on variants from across 21 drug response genes, researchers in The Pharmacogenomics Journal suspect that tumor-only DNA sequences may miss drug response clues found in the germline.