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Beneficial Collaborations, FDA Authorized Technologies and Divestitures Promoting Quality Healthcare - Research Report on Agilent, Life Technologies, C. R. Bard, Quest Diagnostics, and Alere

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NEW YORK, July 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A), Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE), C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR), Quest Diagnostics Inc. (NYSE: DGX), and Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Agilent Technologies Inc. Research Report

On June 25, 2013, Agilent Technologies Inc. (Agilent) introduced the U5340A FPGA development kit for high speed digitizers. The kit, which is powered by a custom Mentor Graphics design engine, enables customers to deploy advanced real-time signal processing into the FPGAs on board Agilent high-speed digitizers. According to Agilent, the kit also ensures that the digitizers deliver high multi-gigasample-per-second performance. "Our close partnership with Mentor Graphics enabled us to create today's most powerful FPGA development kit for high-speed digitizers," said Didier Lavanchy, Operation Manager for Agilent's High-Speed Digitizers Group. "We have used the kit to design firmware options currently available in our products, and beta customers have successfully implemented a variety of algorithms. For them and us, the U5340A has significantly reduced development time and, for the first time, made possible multi-gigasample-per-second real-time processing." The Full Research Report on Agilent Technologies Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/075f_A]

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Life Technologies Corporation Research Report

On June 26, 2013, Life Technologies Corp. (Life Technologies) announced that its Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR instrument is suitable for use with the CDC Novel Coronavirus 2012 Real-time RT-PCR Assay, which has received Emergency Use Authorization for detection in patient specimens of the novel Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). To ensure proper treatment against the growing threat from MERS-CoV, Life Technologies stated that it is increasing production of its reagents and shipping them to labs around the world. "We are working continually with our partners to improve capabilities, particularly tests that work more quickly and simply on more people," said Mark Stevenson, President and Chief Operating Officer at Life Technologies. "Our technology aids public health labs around the globe to identify threats and develop rapid detection kits." The Company informed that the test has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization for use by qualified laboratories, however the CDC Novel Coronavirus 2012 Assay has neither been FDA cleared nor approved. The Full Research Report on Life Technologies Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/d9de_LIFE]

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C. R. Bard, Inc. Research Report

On June 28, 2013, C. R. Bard, Inc. (C. R. Bard) announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell certain assets of its Electrophysiology (EP) division to Boston Scientific Corporation for $275 million in cash. Timothy M. Ring, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, C. R. Bard, commented, "This divestiture is consistent with our strategic plan, which is designed to position our portfolio for accelerated sales growth over time. By exiting the EP business, we believe we can better direct management's attention and our capital resources toward pursuing opportunities where we believe we can achieve sustainable long-term leadership positions and provide attractive growth and returns to shareholders." The Company anticipates this transaction to be approximately $0.05 dilutive to its 2013 adjusted EPS. The Full Research Report on C. R. Bard, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/1010_BCR]

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Quest Diagnostics Inc. Research Report

On June 26, 2013, Quest Diagnostics Inc. (Quest Diagnostics) announced an agreement with AT&T to provide the Quest Diagnostics Care360 Solution Suite, including the Care360 electronic health record (EHR) and eprescribing and laboratory order/results services, through AT&T Healthcare Community Online. As per the agreement, AT&T will offer, promote and resell the Care360 Solution Suite through AT&T Healthcare Community Online "Our relationship with AT&T is an example of how Quest Diagnostics is increasingly collaborating with top companies to develop new solutions for serving the complex needs of healthcare providers," said Philip S. Present II, Vice President and General Manager of Quest Diagnostics' Healthcare Information Technology Service Line. "Through this agreement, Quest will extend the availability of its Care360 Solution to a far larger number of large physician practices, hospitals and integrated delivery networks, including ACOs. AT&T, in turn, will benefit from being able to offer to its AT&T Healthcare Community Online customers a highly comprehensive and flexible online EHR solution that meets Meaningful Use criteria." The Full Research Report on Quest Diagnostics Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/0cb6_DGX]

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Alere Inc. Research Report

On June 27, 2013, Alere Inc. (Alere) announced that it has partnered with various Health Departments and Nonprofit Organizations to sponsor HIV testing events across the US for the National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), which was observed on the same day. NHTD is an annual observance that promotes testing as an important strategy to detect, treat and prevent HIV infection. The campaign was meant to encourage people of all ages to "Take the Test. Take Control." According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2010, of all Americans infected with HIV, approximately 18% had not been diagnosed with the infection. To support the cause, Alere donated free test kits and made local grants to help raise awareness about HIV testing and encourage people to get tested for the virus. The Full Research Report on Alere Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/50a5_ALR]

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