Sandoz Ltd. said Wednesday that the waiting period under theHart-Scott Rodino Antitrust Act for its tender offer for slightlymore than 4 million shares of SyStemix Inc. stock has expiredwithout requests for additional information from theDepartment of Justice or the Federal Trade Commission. Theexpiration date for the $70 per share tender offer is Feb. 18. InDecember, Sandoz bought 60 percent of the Palo Alto, Calif.,company for $392 million. SyStemix shares (NASDAQ:STMX)rose 63 cents to $59.63 on Wednesday.

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