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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Today's Headlines

Teleflex expands reach in interventional cardio with $1B Vascular Solutions buy

Wayne, Pa-based, Teleflex Inc. is set to acquire Minneapolis-based Vascular Solutions Inc. in a transaction valued at about $1 billion. Teleflex's offer of $56 per Vascular Solutions share represents a premium of 1.6 percent to the stock's Thursday close. Upon news of the pending merger, shares of Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) jumped as much as 6.2 percent to $155.09, the biggest intraday percent gain since February. Shares closed at $152.64.

Smaller single-port device from Fortimedix is expected to address laparoscopic barrier

A single-port laparoscopic device designed to knock down a key barrier in the space has earned a financial boost just days ahead of the product s official U.S. launch.

Alere, Abbott agree to mediation, not much else in contested merger nuptials

A court battle between Alere Inc. and its potential acquirer Abbott Labs could be inching towards a resolution. The two sides agreed last week to work with a mediator to resolve the dispute, which has landed in the Delaware Chancery Court.

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