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The group is proposing women ages 30 to 65 be screened with cervical cytology every three years or receive testing for high-risk HPV every five years.

The US Food and Drug Administration has preliminarily found that test tubes from Becton Dickinson were not the cause of inaccurate blood-lead test results using Magellan Diagnostics tests and systems.

The company missed analyst estimates on its top line, but beat analyst estimates for adjusted earnings per share and raised its adjusted EPS guidance for FY 2017.

The company's new FACSLyric flow cytometer system is for use with BD Multitest assays for assessing suspected immunological deficiencies in patients.

Enzo's patent relates to modified nucleotides for diagnostic and therapeutic applications, and is central to separate ongoing lawsuits with diagnostic developers.

The firm said that the test, which detects infectious diarrhea caused by harmful intestinal bacteria, extends the BD MAX Enteric Panel Portfolio. 

The offering of $2.25 billion of common stock was priced at $176.50 per share, while the offering of $2.25 billion in depositary shares was priced at $50 per share.

Proceeds from the offerings will be used to finance a portion of the cash consideration in connection with BD's $24 billion acquisition of C.R. Bard.

The deal gives BD global distribution rights for several Bruker MALDI Biotyper products, expanding a 2010 agreement key to both firms' microbiology businesses.