Luminex (NSDQ:LMNX) said today that it closed its buy of Nanosphere (NSDQ:NSPH) through the purchase of 45.3 million shares at $1.70 per share, offering up $76.9 million for the company. The company said that in addition to the purchased shares, it sent notices of guaranteed deliver with respect to 953,173 shares, and that the merger was completed […]
Luminex (NSDQ:LMNX) said today that a 3rd-party offer for Nanosphere (NSDQ:NSPH) prompted it to raise its own $83 million bid for the company and its Verigene molecular diagnostics technology. Last week Luminex offered $1.35 pe share for Nanosphere and said it would also pay off some $25 million of Nanosphere’s debt. Today the company said a $1.50-per-share bid from an […]
Luminex (NSDQ:LMNX) agreed to pay a total of $83 million to acquire Nanosphere (NSDQ:NSPH) and its Verigene molecular diagnostics technology. The $1.35-per-share, all-cash deal consists of a 15-day tender offer for NSPH shares by Luminex, followed by a merger to buy up and untendered shares, the companies said. It’s expected to close during the 2nd quarter, they […]
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Advanced Cell Technology Inc. (OTC:ACTC) successfully dosed the first patients in clinical trials of stem cell implantation for blinding eye diseases, making it only the second company in the U.S. to win FDA permission to study a therapy derived from embryonic stem cells.
ACTC’s two trials involve implantation of retinal pigment epithelial cells derived from embryonic stem cells into patients with Stargardt’s macular dystrophy and dry age-related macular degeneration.
Cynosure Inc. (NSDQ:CYNO) announced the $24.5 million acquisition of the assets of Japan-based HOYA ConBio’s aesthetic laser business today.
The Westford, Mass.-based cosmetic laser device maker adds HOYA’s proprietary PhotoAcoustic energy technology to its product portfolio, which also includes the SmoothShapes cellulite reduction system.
The PhotoAcoustic technology uses high-speed energy waves to penetrate skin in nanoseconds, minimizing the amount of heat in each procedure.
Shares of BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc. (NSDQ:BMTI) continued their slide today after plummeting 35.3 percent yesterday to close at $8.66 on news of the FDA’s dim view of its Augment bone graft product.
Here’s a roundup of companies announcing new distribution deals.
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Here’s a quick rundown of a few releases over the past couple days: