Inverness Name Change to Alere

7/16/10

Waltham, MA-based Inverness Medical Innovations (NYSE: IMA), a maker of consumer diagnostic tests and a provider of disease management services, announced it has changed its name to Alere. Shareholders approved the name change at the company’s annual stockholder meeting on Wednesday. The life sciences company also said it expects to change its stock symbol on the NYSE from “IMA” to “ALR,” effective July 19. The rebranding comes just a few days too late for Bob’s poll on tech company name changes.

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