Siemens Healthcare is selling its microbiology business to Beckman Coulter Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. The activities of the microbiology business include systems for the identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing (ID/AST) of microorganisms. The decision enables Siemens Healthcare to focus on its core in-vitro business within the Diagnostics Division and is also in alignment with Siemens – Vision 2020. It has been agreed not to disclose details of this transaction. The transaction is subject to applicable regulatory approvals.