NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI-Shenzhen said today that it has completed its cash tender offer for Complete Genomics, setting the stage for the merger of the two firms to be finalized.

The offer, which has been delayed numerous times, expired at 11:59 EDT March 14. As of the expiration of the offer, the depositary for the offer indicated that 31.4 million shares, or 88 percent, of Complete's stock had been validly tendered and not withdrawn.

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