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Medtronic Acquires OsteoTech In Expanding Biologics Business

Tue, 08/17/2010 - 5:50am

Medtronic, Inc. and Osteotech, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement under which Medtronic will acquire Osteotech for $6.50 per share in cash of Osteotech common stock. The total value of the transaction is expected to be approximately $123 million.

Osteotech is a leader in the growing field of biologic products for regenerative healing, and has pioneered several technology platforms, including the Grafton® demineralized bone matrix, which has a growing body of evidence supporting its bone-generating capabilities.

Osteotech’s differentiated portfolio of biologics also includes MagniFuse™ Bone Grafts and Plexur® Biocomposites, which are utilized in a broad range of musculoskeletal surgical procedures. In addition, Osteotech is in the midst of seeking FDA clearance for the first product based upon its HCT™ (Human Collagen Technology) platform, an engineered human collagen biomaterial.

The acquisition of Osteotech will complement the Medtronic Biologics business’ bone healing portfolio and expand its current presence in spine, orthopedic trauma and dental into several additional new treatment areas, including joint reconstruction, foot and ankle, and sports medicine. In addition, the combined technical and product capabilities will create opportunities to develop breakthrough next-generation products.

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