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Danaher Buys Cepheid For $4bn, Citing Molecular Diagnostics Strength

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Danaher is paying a 54% premium to acquire Cepheid, maker of the fully automated GeneXpert rapid genetic testing system. Cepheid will join Danaher's $5bn Diagnostics segment, which already includes Beckman Coulter, Leica Biosystems and Radiometer. Danaher executives cited Cepheid's large installed base and potential for growth and efficiency improvements as justifications for the deal. At least one analyst believes Danaher may be paying too much.

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