Diagnostics firm Bio-Rad in talks to merge with Qiagen – WSJ

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California-based diagnostics company Bio-Rad Laboratories is in talks to merge with Qiagen NV , the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Talks between the two companies have been going on for a while but an agreement unlikely for another few weeks, the report said.

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Bio Rad, which manufactures and supplies products such as laboratory apparatus, instruments and diagnostics, has a market cap of $12.85 billion.

Both Qiagen and Bio-Rad did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comments. (Reporting by Bhanvi Satija in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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