NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Varian has provided Agilent Technologies with a written notice that it has extended the "end date" for their merger agreement 90 days to April 26, 2010.

Varian disclosed the extension in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week. It said that the deal is still subject to regulatory approvals and other closing conditions.

Agilent signed a definitive agreement to acquire Varian for $52 per share, or a total of around $1.5 billion, back in July.

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