The senior unsecured term loan facility was used, in part, to refinance a three-year loan agreement between BD, Citibank, and other lenders reached last year.
The investment bank said that it thinks 2018 will be a good year for clinical sequencing and that overall demand for high-throughput sequencing remains high.
Wells Fargo downgraded Cepheid from Outperform to Market Perform, citing the firm's "credibility and visibility" following a revised 2017 outlook.
In a report issued today, analysts said the company failed to provide "meaningfully improved visibility on broader reimbursement and revenue progression."
The investment bank noted stabilization in Myriad's BRCA1/2 testing franchise, the firm's new management, and its new products.
The upgrade follows four consecutive quarters of above-industry-average revenue growth, driven by the biopharma end market, and the addition of a new CEO.
The former commissioner of the FDA has returned to the venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates as a special partner on the healthcare investment team.
Astronauts have edited yeast genes on the International Space Station in an experiment designed to show how cells repair themselves in space.
Emory University has found that two of its researchers failed to divulge they had received funds from China, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In Science this week: influence of the nuclear genome on human mitochondrial DNA, and more.