Beckman Coulter Delays 10-Q Filing

The company probes claims made by a former worker.
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, a maker of medical testing instruments, said that the filing of Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31 will be delayed due to the company investigations into claims made by a former employee.

The charges involve the obsolescence of about $25 million in inventory, accounting for returned equipment under lease and the disclosure of changes in expenses. The company board has hired outside counsel to investigate the claims.

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