The Life Sciences business grew 10 percent year over year, while the Diagnostics business inched up 1 percent.
Danaher is offering 11 million shares of its common stock at $123 per share and 1.5 million shares of its mandatory convertible preferred stock at $1,000 per share.
Danaher has commenced its concurrent offerings of $1.35 billion of shares of its common stock and $1.35 billion of shares of its mandatory convertible preferred stock.
Danaher is financing the deal with $3 billion from an equity offering, cash on hand, and proceeds from an issuance of debt and/or new credit facilities.
The firm's Life Sciences segment grew 10 percent year over year during the quarter while its Diagnostics segment was up 4 percent.
Researchers showed that the test had equivalent results to a lab-based assay and has the potential for a faster turnaround time.
The company expects EPS to be between $4.02 and $4.12. On a non-GAAP basis, EPS is expected to be in the range of $4.75 and $4.85.
Within diagnostics, Beckman Coulter saw core revenue growth in the low-single digits, while Cepheid was up in the double digits for the quarter.
The test detects and quantifies hepatitis C virus RNA and can be performed in approximately one hour.
Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.
St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.
In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.