Biodesix Cites 'Natural Fit' Of Acquired Integrated Diagnostics Lung Cancer Test
Biodesix has acquired Integrated Diagnostics for an undisclosed sum to add the XL2 lung-cancer test to its molecular diagnostics line-up and to acquire technology and expertise that can improve its biopharma business.
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Medtronic will stop producing ventilators and combine the rest of its patient monitoring and respiratory interventions business into a new business called acute care and monitoring. The company had previously announced plans to divest all of the patient monitoring and respiratory intervention business.
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