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Spectranetics to be acquired by Royal Philips

June 28, 2017

Spectranetics, which makes balloons and catheters for peripheral and coronary intervention, announced that it has reached a definitive merger agreement with Royal Philips.

According to a press release issued by Spectranetics, Philips will be making a cash purchase of all issued and outstanding shares of Spectranetics for $38.50 per share upon the completion of the merger, which is 27% higher than Spectranetics’ closing price on June 27, 2017.

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Spectranetics to be acquired by Royal Philips

June 28, 2017
Spectranetics, which makes balloons and catheters for peripheral and coronary intervention, announced that it has reached a definitive merger…

In the Journals

Routine cardiac testing unnecessary in ED patients with chest pain

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Cardiovascular testing in patients with chest pain presenting at EDs did not reduce the rate of acute myocardial infarction admissions or improve…

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An OCT-guided directional atherectomy system was safe and effective in patients with peripheral artery disease at 2 years, according to data from the…

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