Roche Acquires Genentech - Combined Synergy to Create a Global Leader in Healthcare

London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 16, 2009 -- Hoffmann-La Roche (Roche) made a $43.7 billion bid for all the outstanding shares of Genentech on 21st July, 2008. Since 1999, Roche has been a majority shareholder with 55.9 percent of Genentech’s shares. This deal amounts to $89 per share for the remaining 44% of Genentech shares.

According to the Medical eTrack estimates, the global in-vitro diagnostics market was valued at $29.1 billion in 2007 with a CAGR of 5.7 percent between 2000 and 2007. The fastest growing segments within this market are rapid tests and genetic testing. The market is expected to show high growth to a value of $42.57 billion in 2012.

The in-vitro diagnostics market is a mature market and is characterized by sustained growth due to the increase in the aging and chronically ill population. Increased awareness towards disease prevention leading to regular health screening, increasing demand for effective and accurate diagnostic techniques, and the rise in the number of diagnostic centers is driving the market for in-vitro diagnostics. The in-vitro diagnostics market is expected to grow due to emerging sectors such as genetic testing.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 16, 2009 at 3:23 am
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