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DePuy Synthes to Acquire Medical Enterprises Distribution to Expand Orthopaedic Surgery Solutions
Thursday 17 May 2018

17 May 2018 - Massachusetts, US-based digital surgery platform, DePuy Synthes Products, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Georgia, US-based Medical Enterprises Distribution, LLC, a privately held developer of surgical impactor technology, to transform orthopaedic surgery by building a differentiated and comprehensive digital surgery platform, the company said.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2018. The closing is subject to antitrust clearance and other customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.
The acquisition includes the automated ME1000 Surgical Impactor for use in hip replacement. The ME1000 is a battery-powered device that automates bone preparation, implant assembly and positioning in Total Hip Arthroplasty.
It is designed to replace the handheld mallet used in the procedure, leading to more consistent clinical outcomes while also helping to reduce surgeon fatigue as well as the potential for work-related injuries that can arise from mallet use.
DePuy Synthes' focus is to provide a total solution for surgeons and patients throughout the episode of care. The ME1000 can be used with a range of surgical approaches, including the anterior approach, for which DePuy Synthes has developed implants to accommodate surgeon preference and expertise.
The company plans to develop and broaden the surgical impactor technology for a range of orthopaedic surgery procedures.
DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices Companies, provides a comprehensive orthopaedics portfolio. DePuy Synthes solutions, in specialties including joint reconstruction, trauma, craniomaxillofacial, spinal surgery and sports medicine, are designed to advance patient care while delivering clinical and economic value to health care systems worldwide.
The Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices Companies offers surgical and orthopedic technologies and interventional solutions.
Date Published: 17/05/2018
Target: Medical Enterprises Distribution
Country: USA
Sector: Healthcare
Type: Corporate acquisition
Status: Agreed
Buyer: DePuy Synthes Products
Terms of the deal were not disclosed