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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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Citigroup this week initiated coverage of Cepheid with a Buy rating and a price target on its shares of $52.

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Citigroup today initiated coverage of Agilent Technologies with a Buy rating and a $46 target on the company's stock.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Citigroup upgraded Life Technologies to Buy today following last week's contraction in the company's stock price.

Analyst Amit Bhalla said that trade-in revenue from customers who purchase the HiSeq 2000 platform would not be a "significant contributor," and trimmed total revenue estimates for the second quarter and full-year 2011.

The bank also placed a price target of $52 on Illumina's stock.

The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.