DePuy Snaps Up HD Visualization Systems Maker Olive Medical

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Source: FDA News

DePuy Synthes said Tuesday that it acquired Olive Medical, a maker of high-definition visualization systems for minimally invasive surgery, for an undisclosed sum.

Olive’s HD arthroscopic visualization solutions will complement DePuy’s Mitek Sports Medicine arthroscopy line and enable the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary to enter the arthroscopic visualization market for patients with shoulder, knee, hip, and small joint pain or injury, the devicemaker said.

DePuy’s VAPR Radiofrequency System for tissue ablation and coagulation and FMS fluid management and tissue debridement system both are used alongside visualization systems in the operating room, the company said. Together with the Mitek line of implants and instruments for minimally invasive soft tissue repair, the firm now has a complete range of arthroscopic sports medicine devices, DePuy added.

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