By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher on Tuesday extended for a third time its cash tender offer for Beckman Coulter.

The offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Beckman Coulter is now set to expire on June 24, 5 p.m., New York City time. It had been scheduled to expire at midnight June 6.

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