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SPAC HH&L terminates merger with diagnostics developer DiaCarta

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Dzmitry Dzemidovich

Hong Kong-based SPAC HH&L (NYSE:HHLA) said in a filing that it has terminated its planned merger with liquid biopsy developer DiaCarta.

HH&L disclosed the termination in an 8-K filing, alleging that DiaCarta breached the merger agreement and engaged in “fraudulent misrepresentation.”

DiaCarta and HH&L announced plans to merge in October 2022 through a deal that estimated DiaCarta’s pre-money equity value at $460M.

Based in California, DiaCarta specializes in precision molecular diagnostics. The biotech offers a number of diagnostic tests and services, including ColoScape for colorectal cancer, QuantiVirus for SARS-CoV-2, and RadTox, which can be used to personalize chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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