CareFusion will be purchased by Becton, Dickinson & Co for $12.2 billion, the companies announced Sunday.
The deal, expected to close in the first half of next year, would be the second biggest purchase of a life-science company in the Sand Diego region. The largest was the sale of Life Technologies in Carlsbad to Thermo Fisher Scientific, officially concluded in February for $13.6 billion.
CareFusion’s purchase also marks the latest in a wave of consolidation in the medical technology sector, as companies seek greater efficiency in the healthcare industry.
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