Medical products company Becton Dickinson and Co., Franklin Lakes, N.J., agreed to purchase HandyLab, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based developer of molecular diagnostic technology, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected to be closed during the first quarter of 2010 and is subject to customary review and closing conditions. The acquisition, according to a news release, will support Becton Dickinson’s expansion of its molecular diagnostics business and the marketing of its tests for hospital-acquired infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or Clostridium difficile.
Late News: Becton Dickinson to buy diagnostic firm HandyLab
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