Integra Aims To Bolster Neurology Portfolio With J&J Codman Buy
Only a month after buying the tissue regeneration company Derma Sciences, Integra has announced a much larger acquisition for Codman Neurosurgery. The company says the buy would complement its current neurosurgery portfolio and boost its global reach.
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