NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Alere today announced that its shareholders have voted to approve the company's acquisition by Abbott. Alere said that more than 98 percent of the votes cast at a special meeting — representing 77 percent of outstanding Alere shares on Aug. 26 — voted in favor of the acquisition.

"The overwhelming support we received from our shareholders today is recognition of the significant value that the combination of Alere and Abbott unlocks for our global customers, employees, and shareholders," Alere President and CEO Namal Nawana said in a statement.

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