MEDTRONIC COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF COVIDIEN

Medtronic a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Covidien plc, Under the terms of the acquisition agreement, Medtronic, Inc. and Covidien plc are now combined under Medtronic plc.
“The culmination of this acquisition marks a significant milestone in our industry, creating a company uniquely positioned to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for more patients around the world. We can now bring together the extensive and innovative capabilities of both Medtronic and Covidien with an underlying objective to solve healthcare’s biggest challenge – expanding access and improving clinical outcomes, while lowering costs,” said Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic. “This is an exciting day for our employees as we officially join forces to pursue our shared commitment to addressing universal healthcare needs and accelerating Medtronic’s three fundamental strategies of therapy innovation, globalization and economic value. We know that our combined businesses can have a real and meaningful impact on people’s lives – helping to treat more people, in more ways and in more places around the world.”   more +

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