LabCorp's Bid for Orchid Cellmark Finally Cleared by FTC | GenomeWeb

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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – After multiple delays and extensions of a cash tender offer, Laboratory Corporation of America's $85.4 million bid for Orchid Cellmark has been approved by the US Federal Trade Commission.

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