NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – MDS today said that it has formed a committee of independent directors to support the firm's ongoing process of "reviewing alternatives to improve shareholder value."

The committee includes William Anderson, Robert Luba, James MacDonald, and Gregory Spivy, all of whom are independent of management of the company. In addition to the new committee, investment banks Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets are assisting MDS as financial advisors.

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