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Quest Highlights Diagnostics Pipeline As Key Component Of Celera Purchase

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Quest Diagnostics will expand its molecular diagnostic product offerings and gain a substantial biomarker R&D pipeline while boosting its cardiovascular testing services business through the purchase of Celera for $344 million in cash.

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