Idexx Laboratories Inc., a developer of veterinaryimmunoassays, has acquired Fermenta Animal Health Co.'sdiagnostics business for an undisclosed amount of cash.

Fermenta, which is owned by Fermenta Netherlands B.V. and isbased in Kansas City, Mo., markets tests for equine infectiousanemia, pseudorabies, feline leukemia, canine parvovirus andcanine heartworm.

Idexx of Portland, Maine, sold 1.6 million shares for $15 in aninitial public offering in June. Idexx stock (NASDAQ:IDXX)closed at $20.75, up $1.13, on Monday.

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