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No Surprise As Abbott Cuts Loose Angio-Seal, Femoseal To Terumo

Executive Summary

Abbott and St. Jude Medical are to lighten their cardiovascular portfolios – and hopefully facilitate the completion of Abbott's pending $25bn acquisition of St. Jude – by selling three product lines to Terumo. Two of the three product lines to be divested come as little surprise, but one product was acquired by Abbott only earlier this year.

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