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In Brief: Guidant/Hewlett-Packard

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Guidant/Hewlett-Packard: Sign agreement to develop and market a new high-frequency intravascular ultrasound diagnostic catheter. Under the terms of the deal, HP will develop the IVUS imaging core. Guidant will act as the original equipment manufacturer of the catheter sheath and will market the finished product. The agreement expands on two previous deals between the firms -- an August 1996 agreement for use of HP's IVUS technology in Guidant's SureCut guided directional coronary atherectomy catheter ("The Gray Sheet" Sept. 2, 1996, I&W-4), and a November 1996 agreement for distribution of HP's coronary and peripheral IVUS catheters and consoles by Guidant...

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