(Reuters) –Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR) said on Tuesday it would buy molecular diagnostics company Cepheid in a deal valued at $4 billion, including debt, to strengthen its diagnostics business. Danaher will pay $53 per share in cash, a premium of 54% to Cepheid’s close of $34.42 on Friday. Danaher, which develops technology for the dental, life […]
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Cepheid (NSDQ:CPHD) posted fourth-quarter sales of $49.2 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2009, up 30.1 percent compared with $37.8 million during the same period in 2008. Cepheid pared its net loss for the quarter by 29.2 percent to $4.3 million, compared with $6.1 million during Q4 2008: