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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today said that it has completed its $19.50-per-share offer to acquire Iris International.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher announced late Monday the extension of its tender offer for Iris International to 5 p.m. EDT on Oct. 31 due to Hurricane Sandy.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today said it is extending its tender offer for Iris International to midnight EDT, Oct. 29 in order to allow investors time to consider new disclosures by Iris.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher today said that it has signed definitive agreement to acquire diagnostics and sample prep technologies firm Iris International for $19.50 per share in cash.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Kreatech Diagnostics today announced a distribution agreement covering Iris Sample Processing's automated fluorescent in situ hybridization sample preparation product.

Seegene this week announced the commercial availability outside of the US of the Anyplex II RV16 detection assay, the second real-time qPCR assay based on the company's TOCE technology.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Iris International today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has granted 510(k) clearance for its Nadia ProsVue prognostic cancer test for prostate cancer.

The deal gives Iris a CLIA-certified molecular pathology laboratory and a direct commercial channel for acceleration of its NADiA platform.

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The Seattle Times writes that pharmacogenomics testing can help choose medications that may work best for people with depression.

Researchers report that deleting one gene from butterflies affects their wing coloration patterns, according to the Washington Post.

In PNAS this week: genome sequencing of weevil symbionts, retinoid X receptor deletion in lung cancer metastasis, and more.

Sequencing could help combat foodborne illnesses, according to a blog post by Food and Drug Administration officials.