INDUSTRY BUZZ

Deal of the Month: $25 Billion Acquisition of St. Jude Med Cements Abbott as Leader in Cardiovascular Device Market

In a month with an unusually heavy volume of diagnostic deal making, the headline story was Abbott Laboratories' $25 billion purchase of fellow device-making giant St. Jude Medical, which finally … [Read more...]

NEWS

Diagnostic Deals: A Roundup of January’s Mergers, Acquisitions, Alliances, Licenses and Other Major Transactions

January 2017 has already seen an unusually high volume of diagnostic deal making. Here is a quick overview of the key deals and what they portend. M&A While Abbott Laboratories made the … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Molecular Diagnostics among Top 2016 M&A Deals

Although volume of diagnostics industry mergers and acquisitions was up slightly in 2016, the big story of the year were the deals that did not go through—at least not yet. Abbott Steals the … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ

Abbott, Molecular Lab Acquisitions Dominate the Year in Diagnostics Industry M&A

Although volume of diagnostics industry mergers and acquisitions was up slightly in 2016, the big story of the year was the deals that did not go through—at least not yet. Abbott Steals the … [Read more...]

DEALS

Abbott Asks Court to Pull the Plug on Alere Merger

Abbott officially wants out of its $5.8 billion merger with Alere. Last week, the Illinois-based diagnostics giant asked a Delaware Chancery Court to let it out of the deal, claiming that Alere is no … [Read more...]

PRECISION MEDICINE

Quest Diagnostics Unveils a Pair of Personalized Medicine Blockbusters

Public support for personalized and precision medicine (PM) is running ahead of the health care industry's plans to develop and implement PM-based clinical strategies. At least that is the … [Read more...]

INDUSTRY BUZZ:

Is the Alere Dispute Hurting Abbott’s Strategic Position?

As the battle over the $5.8 billion Alere merger enters a new and nastier stage, there are indications that the conflict may be harming Abbott's strategic standing and ability to do other M&A … [Read more...]

DEALS

Diagnostic Companies Strike Global Deals

Diagnostics companies have been busy in recent months striking deals to distribute their tests or joint venture with other companies that can broaden their global reach. Here are some highlights of … [Read more...]

ACQUISITIONS

Acquisitions Scorecard

The early fall season was a busy one for equity acquisition deals involving labs and diagnostics providers. Three key deals that happened in just the month of September alone include: Rennova Ups … [Read more...]

DEALS

Zalgen Obtains Rights to Two Tests from Corgenix

Zalgen Labs, the Maryland-based specialty lab that focuses on diagnosing obscure but often deadly infectious diseases, has obtained the rights to two tests from Corgenix Medical Corp. Zalgen obtained … [Read more...]


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