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Medtronic acquires IGN

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Image-Guided Neurologics' buy will give Medtronic NexFrame, a disposable, stereotactic head frame that can reduce operating time and increase patient comfort during the insertion of Medtronic's Activa neurostimulation system. Medtronic is seeking to broaden indications for Activa, which is already approved for Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia. IGN also offers other navigation and delivery systems for brain surgery (1"The Gray Sheet" April 4, 2005, p. 16)...

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