NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America has extended until the end of the day on Aug. 3 its previously announced cash tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Monogram Biosciences.

LabCorp announced its intention to acquire Monogram for $107 million last month, and the tender offer was set to expire at the end of the day on July 29.

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