Dassault Systemes targets life sciences with $5.8 billion Medidata deal

France’s Dassault Systemes moved to build up its life sciences presence with a $5.8 billion cash deal to buy Medidata Solutions, a U.S. firm focused on clinical trials.

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/businessNews/~3/wqCvznSAVcM/dassault-systemes-targets-life-sciences-with-5-8-billion-medidata-deal-idUSKCN1TD0FE