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This article has been updated with comments from an internal Illumina e-mail.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche will not extend its tender offer for Illumina, the Swiss pharmaceuticals and diagnostics firm said today, ending its hostile bid for the San Diego firm for now.

With Illumina's annual shareholder meeting taking place this morning, Roche said that it will not extend its $51-per-share cash tender offer for all shares of Illumina and will let the offer expire at 6 p.m., Friday.

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23
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30
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