M&As, Medical Innovations, Commercialization, Share Repurchase Programs, and FDA Approvals - Research Report on Life

 M&As, Medical Innovations, Commercialization, Share Repurchase Programs, and
  FDA Approvals - Research Report on Life Technologies, Thermo Fisher, Quest
                     Diagnostics, PerkinElmer, and Alere

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NEW YORK, August 26, 2013

NEW YORK, August 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Corner announced new research reports highlighting Life
Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (NYSE:
TMO), Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), and
Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Life Technologies Corporation Research Report

On August 21, 2013, Life Technologies Corporation (Life Technologies)
announced that its stockholders have approved the earlier announced merger
agreement regarding the acquisition of Life Technologies by Thermo Fisher
Scientific. According to the prior announcement by the Company, Thermo Fisher
Scientific will acquire Life Technologies for $76.00 per share in cash,
subject to potential increase in certain circumstances if the merger does not
close by January 14, 2014. Life Technologies further added that the
transaction, which is expected to close early in 2014, remains subject to the
fulfillment of closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Gregory T. Lucier,
Chairman and CEO of Life Technologies, stated, "I want to thank all of our
stockholders for their support, which is a testament to the tremendous
advantages and opportunities that this transaction provides to stakeholders of
both companies. We look forward to joining together with Thermo Fisher in
order to accelerate innovation for our customers and achieve greater success
in a highly competitive global industry." The Full Research Report on Life
Technologies Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings
and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/d5de_LIFE]

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Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Research Report

On August 20, 2013, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. (Thermo Fisher Scientific)
announced that its Thermo Scientific ImmunoCAP Peanut Component Tests are now
available through Quest Diagnostics. The Company added that Quest Diagnostics
is the first national diagnostic information services provider to broadly
offer diagnostic services based on the ImmunoCAP tests to physicians,
significantly increasing patient access. Thermo Fisher Scientific stated that
its non-exclusive agreement with Quest Diagnostics also covers the
co-marketing of ImmunoCAP test services provided by Quest Diagnostics'
clinical laboratories. The Full Research Report on Thermo Fisher Scientific,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/45ed_TMO]

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Quest Diagnostics Inc. Research Report

On August 20, 2013, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (Quest Diagnostics) announced that
it has increased its share repurchase program by $1 billion to a total
authorization of approximately $1.3 billion. Steve Rusckowski, President and
CEO of Quest Diagnostics, said, "The increase in our share repurchase
authorization is consistent with our long-term disciplined capital deployment
strategy, which includes returning the majority of our free cash flow to
shareholders." Rusckowski continued, "In addition to our existing capital
deployment commitments, we intend to use the approximately $300 million in net
proceeds from the recent sale of the ibrutinib royalty rights to repurchase
Quest Diagnostics shares as part of our stock buyback program." The Full
Research Report on Quest Diagnostics Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/05ba_DGX]

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PerkinElmer Inc. Research Report

On August 14, 2013, PerkinElmer Inc. (PerkinElmer) announced the availability
of the first early onset preeclampsia screening test in the US. According to
the Company, the PreeclampsiaScreen| T1 serum screening test allows physicians
to more accurately detect asymptomatic patients in the first trimester of
pregnancy who are at a high risk of developing dangerous condition, allowing
for earlier identification, management and intervention. Jim Corbett, Senior
Vice President and President of Diagnostics and Life Sciences & Technology at
PerkinElmer, commented, "This first of its kind screen is our latest
commitment to providing clinicians with new, innovative ways to address some
of today's most challenging prenatal clinical scenarios. Together with our
recent advances, including offering a non-invasive prenatal test based on
cell-free fetal DNA, plus a wide range of prenatal testing from biochemical
screening to SNP microarray testing to detect birth defects and chromosome
abnormalities, we're giving physicians effective new tools for patient
management." The Full Research Report on PerkinElmer Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/2016_PKI]

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Alere Inc. Research Report

On August 9, 2013, Alere Inc. (Alere) announced that it has received US Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its pre-market application (PMA) to
market Alere Determine HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo in the US for the detection of
HIV-1 p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV-1/HIV-2. According to the Company,
the FDA approval allows Alere to market Alere Determine HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo as
a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) moderately complex medical
device. Alere informed that Alere Determine™ HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo is the first
and only FDA-approved rapid point-of-care test that detects both HIV-1/2
antibodies and the HIV-1 p24 antigen. Avi Pelossof, Global President of
Infectious Disease at Alere, said, "We are pleased that the FDA has issued the
approval for Alere Determine HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo. Our next step is to complete
the CLIA waiver trials with the intention to submit the data in late 2013 or
early 2014." The Full Research Report on Whole Foods Market, Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/5da1_ALR]

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