WALTHAM, Mass., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) (the "Company") announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer for any and all of its outstanding $400 million aggregate principal amount of 9.00% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2016 (the "Notes") (CUSIP No. 01449JAB1). The Company also announced a concurrent consent solicitation for the adoption of proposed amendments to the indenture dated as of May 12, 2009 among the Company, U.S. Bank National Association (the "Trustee") and certain guarantors named therein (as amended, supplemented or otherwise modified prior to the date hereof, the "Indenture"), under which the Notes were issued. The tender offer and the consent solicitation are being made on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase and Consent Solicitation Statement dated May 10, 2013 (the "Offer to Purchase"). Holders that tender their Notes pursuant to the tender offer prior to the Withdrawal Deadline (as defined in the Offer to Purchase) will be deemed to have consented to the proposed amendments to the Indenture. The offer to purchase will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on June 7, 2013 unless extended or earlier terminated (such time and date, as the same may be extended, the "Expiration Date"). Holders of Notes ("Holders") must tender their Notes and provide their consents to the amendments to the Indenture before 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 23, 2013 (the "Consent Date") in order to be eligible to receive the Total Consideration (as defined below). Holders who tender their Notes after the Consent Date and before the Expiration Date will only be eligible to receive the Tender Offer Consideration (as defined below). The tender offer and consent solicitation are subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain conditions as described in the Offer to Purchase, including consummation of a capital markets debt offering on terms and conditions acceptable to the Company in its sole discretion, the net proceeds of which yield an amount sufficient to fund all of the Company's obligations under the tender offer and the consent solicitation.