US Surgical purchases 3M's internal stapling
This article was originally published in Clinica
US Surgical has acquired 3M's internal stapling business. The purchase includes all inventory, patents and customer lists for disposable and reusable staplers, but specific terms of the deal were not disclosed. With the purchase, US Surgical, which claims to be the world's largest manufacturer of surgical staplers, enters areas "where it currently has minimal market share and gives it access to new customers", says US Surgical chairman Leon Hirsch.