No comment on Roche purchase rumour:
This article was originally published in Clinica
A spokesperson for Roche Diagnostics refused to comment on a rumour in the London-based Financial Times newspaper that broadly hinted Roche may be looking to increase its stake in the diagnostics market with another major purchase. The usually authoritative Lex investment analysis column predicted that "Roche will use its cash to do another deal, probably in diagnostics". Roche said that the company had made no statement of intent and could not speculate on future plans.