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The company plans to use the financing to fund part of its 21.4 billion pending acquisition of GE Biopharma.

The company's life sciences revenues were up 6 percent while its diagnostics business grew almost 7 percent.

The sale is being made to obtain regulatory approval of Danaher's pending $21.4 billion acquisition of the GE Biopharma business.

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The company announced its European subsidiary priced an offering of €6.20 billion ($6.83 billion) in senior notes to fund part of its purchase of GE's Biopharma business.

The firm replaced an existing $4 billion credit facility with a $5 billion one, and entered into a new $5 billion revolving credit facility. 

In US influenza testing, providers see growth in placements within hospital emergency departments, physicians' offices, urgent care centers, and retail clinics.

Danaher's life sciences revenues grew 6 percent, while its diagnostics revenues rose nearly 5 percent, including an increase of more than 20 percent at Cepheid.

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