Immucor Completes Acquisition of LIFECODES(R) Business from Hologic, Inc.
NORCROSS, Ga., March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immucor, Inc., a global
leader in providing automated instrument-reagent systems to the blood
transfusion industry, has completed its acquisition of the LIFECODES business
from Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOLX).
"The addition of LIFECODES expands Immucor's specialty diagnostic footprint
with a highly complementary best-in-class product portfolio, including
transplant and other immune-monitoring products," said William A. Hawkins,
president and chief executive officer of Immucor. "At Immucor, our focus has
always been on helping blood banks, reference centers and hospitals find the
right match for patients in need of a blood transfusion. Our acquisition of
LIFECODES adds a worldwide leadership position in transplantation diagnostics
that is focused on helping reference centers and hospitals find the right
match for patients in need of organs and stem cells."
LIFECODES was previously a part of the San Diego-based Gen-Probe Incorporated
portfolio. Hologic acquired Gen-Probe in August 2012.
For more information about LIFECODES, visit http://www.immucor.com/lifecodes.
Founded in 1982, Immucor manufactures and sells a complete line of reagents
and systems used by hospitals, reference laboratories, and donor centers to
detect and identify certain properties of the cell and serum components of
blood prior to transfusion. Immucor markets a complete family of products for
all of its market segments, including two fully automated instruments for
serology testing – NEO® and Echo® – and its BioArray™ molecular BeadChip™
offering, which is CE marked in Europe and available on a research use only
basis in the U.S. Immucor is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia. For more
information, visit http://www.immucor.com or call 1.855.IMMUCOR.
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