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While the market ditched shares of many other diagnostics firms, analysts said the reaction was overblown, particularly in the case of Quidel and molecular diagnostics players.

The companies are validating the Genedrive 96 Sars-CoV-2 kit using saliva samples extracted with Beckman Coulter's RNAdvance viral extraction chemistry

The firm added $50 million from Casdin Capital, Danaher Life Sciences, and Agilent Technologies to its $38.5M Series B round announced in May 2019.

For the three months ended July 3, the Washington DC-based conglomerate recorded $5.30 billion in total sales compared to $4.44 billion in the year-ago period.

The firm launched a CE-IVD marked test for extremely drug-resistant TB and expects to incorporate the multiplexing technology in other assays.

The firm said it intends to use the credit facility to support its US and European commercial paper programs and for general corporate purposes.

Bio-Techne said pathologists now have access to its fully automated RNAscope technology, providing them with a new tool to evaluate disease biomarkers.

The firm said it would use the funds for general corporate purposes, including potential future acquisitions, capital expenditures, and investments or loans.

Danaher President and CEO Thomas Joyce will retire in September and will be replaced by Rainer Blair, the current executive VP of the life sciences division.

The company noted a slowdown in demand in instrument-oriented businesses toward the end of the first quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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