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Sorin takes up Datascope's EVH line

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Italian group Sorin has agreed to buy Datascope's Clearglide endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) product line in a move to further bulk up its cardiopulmonary business. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. According to Milan-based Sorin, EVH is a less-invasive alternative to traditional open vessel harvesting and is designed to avoid significant pain and discomfort for patients during the recovery period. The deal is contingent on the closing of the acquisition of Datascope by Swedish medical equipment company Getinge. The latter had agreed to purchase the Montvale, New Jersey firm for $865m in September and the transaction is currently being vetted by anti-trust authorities in the US (see Clinica No 1324, p 20).

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