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ACQUISITIONS and MERGERS

Smith and Nephew Agrees to Acquire Osiris Therapeutics

3/12/19: Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer, Smith & Nephew, said: “Greater presence in the fast growing regenerative medicine market enhances our portfolio and will help immediately accelerate our wound management business as well as provide longer term innovations in additional channels and indications. We sought out a fast growing portfolio with strong clinical evidence addressing critical needs in the marketplace.”

American College of Cardiology Acquires MedAxiom

Through this acquisition, the ACC will expand its offerings as the professional home for the entire cardiovascular team to include services and education in non-clinical domains such as interpersonal and organizational leadership, strategic design, operational and performance management, and improvement and technological infrastructure.

Advanced Urology Acquires Three ExactVu™ Micro-Ultrasound Systems to Provide State-of-the-Art Real-Time Targeted Prostate Biopsies Across Atlanta

Advanced Urology has acquired three ExactVu™ micro-ultrasound systems with FusionVu capabilities reports Exact Imaging.

Merit Medical Acquires Assets of Vascular Insights, LLC

Vascular Insights’ primary assets are the ClariVein®IC and ClariVein®OC specialty infusion and occlusion catheter systems.

Boston Scientific Announces Recommended Offer to Acquire BTG plc

11/20/18: The transaction has been unanimously approved by the boards of directors of Boston Scientific and BTG. Under the terms of the transaction, holders of BTG's common shares would receive cash consideration of 840 pence per share. The total cash consideration for 100% of BTG's equity is approximately £3.3B, or U.S.$4.2B. The transaction is intended to be effected by way of an English court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement, and is expected to close in the first half of 2019, subject to receipt of required regulatory approvals and the approval of BTG's shareholders and the U.K. court.

Vision Ophthalmology Group Acquires MED Medical Products GmbH

MED Medical Products is a specialist producer of customized procedure packs and disposable products used in ophthalmic surgery based in Karlstein, Germany, and was founded in 1997.

Canfield Scientific Acquires Leading German Dermoscopy Company VISIOMED AG

Acquisition adds the most advanced dermoscopy R&D Team to Canfield's medical dermatology solutions, significantly expands European presence

Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH Acquires Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH to Enhance Global Offering of Interbody Spine Implants

The acquisition of Emerging Implant Technologies GmbH allows DePuy Synthes, the orthopaedics business of Johnson & Johnson, to enhance its comprehensive interbody implant portfolio that includes expandable interbody devices, titanium integrated PEEK technology and now 3D-printed cellular titanium, for both minimally invasive and open spinal surgery.