By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Laboratory Corporation of America today said it has extended its cash tender offer to purchase Orchid Cellmark to 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 7.

The extension is the sixth by LabCorp since it launched its bid for Orchid in April for $2.80 per share, or a total price tag of $85.4 million. The offer had been previously extended to Sept. 9.

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