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Leverkusen, September 2, 2014 – Bayer HealthCare closed on the divestiture of its Interventional device business to Boston Scientific. The total consideration for the transaction, including fees for transitional services, is USD 415 million (about EUR 300 million). With this sale, Bayer HealthCare’s Medical Care division can concentrate on innovation and growth in Radiology and Diabetes Care, where the business already has a strong presence.
The sale includes the AngioJet™ (thrombectomy) and Jetstream™ (atherectomy) systems, and the Fetch™2 Aspiration Catheter used in cardiology, radiology and peripheral vascular procedures. Bayer’s Interventional business accounted for approximately USD 120 million in sales in 2013.
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The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 18.9 billion (2013), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 56,000 employees (Dec 31, 2013) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.healthcare.bayer.com.
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