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Becton, Dickinson acquires Alverix for $40M

  • Becton, Dickinson (BDX +1.6%) acquires privately-held Alverix, which makes diagnostic instruments.
  • The two companies have worked together for the last five years designing and developing the BD Veritor System.
  • The deal will be "minimally dilutive" to BDX's FY14 results and "will not impact ... 2014 earnings guidance." (PR)
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