- 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)
at Zacks.com (Nov 17, 2014)