Alere Says Axis-Shield Offer Will Remain Open Only Till Oct. 10

Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Alere Inc. said its offer of 460 pence in cash for each share of Axis-Shield Plc will remain open until Oct. 10.

Alere holds 29.9 percent of Axis-Shield, Waltham, Massachusetts-based Alere said today in a Regulatory News Service statement. There is “no certainty” that another bid will be made for Dundee, Scotland-based Axis-Shield, which makes the Afinion diagnostic tests, Alere said.

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