Enzo Diagnostics has been awarded US Patent No. 8,445,664, "Kits for amplifying and detecting nucleic acid sequences."
Elazar Rabbani, Jannis Stavrianopoulos, James Donegan, Jack Coleman, and Marleen Walter are named as inventors.
The $800 million acquisition will strengthen Beckman Coulter's presence in the clinical chemistry market. The firm does not anticipate a change in its current investment grade ratings due to the new debt.