By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Quest Diagnostics today said that it has completed the acquisition of Celera for around $671 million.

The Madison, NJ-based lab testing firm said that it completed the deal through a short-form merger after its tender offer expired last week. Each share of Celera common stock was converted into the right to receive the same $8 in cash, without interest and less any withholding of taxes, that was paid in the tender offer.

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