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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Today's Headlines

Zimmer rocks ortho market with $13.35 billion Biomet merger

In a multi-billion deal that would combine two major orthopedic players, Zimmer (Warsaw, Indiana) said Thursday it will acquire Biomet (also Warsaw) for $13.35 billion in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

Asia in the Spotlight: LAMP technology hoping to soon shine in Chinese market

Beijing Lanpu Bio-tech, an exclusive distributor of Japan's Eiken Chemical (Tokyo), will soon launch in China its Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) technology.

Latin America in Review: Colombia market growing but bureaucracy could prove difficult

The number of medical technology products registered in Colombia spiked last year, as a more stable environment and demand for better products attracted both domestic and international companies. But the number is expected to jump again this year thanks to a regulatory change that could make it more difficult for international companies to tap into the growth there.


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