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January 16, 2013
07:05 EDTDGXQuest Diagnostics plans to sell HemoCue diagnostic products business
Quest Diagnostics announced that it plans to sell its HemoCue diagnostic products business, as part of the company's strategy to refocus on diagnostic information services. HemoCue develops, produces and markets point-of-care testing systems. As a result, Quest Diagnostics will report 2012 and 2011 results for HemoCue and its OralDNA products business, which was sold in December, 2012, as discontinued operations in its report of fourth quarter 2012 results, and take related after-tax charges in discontinued operations for the estimated asset impairment associated with HemoCue and the loss on sale associated with OralDNA, totaling $89.5M, or 56c per diluted share, in the period. The company's consolidated income statements for FY12 and 2011 will present the operating results of HemoCue and OralDNA as discontinued operations. As such, results from continuing operations will be reduced as follows: Revenues by $117M in 2012 and $119M in 2011; Operating income by $11M in 2012 and $8M in 2011; Net income from continuing operations by $15M in 2012 and $13M in 2011; and EPS by 9c in 2012 and 8c in 2011.
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December 18, 2014
06:18 EDTDGXRedHill Biopharma acquires techonology from University of Minnesota
RedHill Biopharma (RDHL) has entered into a license agreement with the University of Minnesota to acquire the rights to a patented technology to support the development of a commercial diagnostic test for detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacterium. RedHill's Crohn's disease program RHB-104, currently undergoing a first Phase III study, is based on evidence that Crohn's disease is caused by MAP infection in susceptible patients. As part of development for RHB-104, RedHill is developing, in collaboration with Quest Diagnostics (DGX), a diagnostic test to aid in detecting the presence of MAP in whole blood. RedHill will pay the University of Minnesota a one-time upfront payment and an additional potential milestone payment for the licensed technology. A pre-submission meeting with the FDA to discuss the development path for the diagnostic test is scheduled for January 2015.
December 9, 2014
07:44 EDTDGXAmerican Association for Cancer Research to hold a symposium
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