Colorado Springs, Colo., June 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—The Spectranetics Corporation (Nasdaq:SPNC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AngioScore Inc., a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of cardiovascular, specialty balloons, for $230 million in cash, along with additional contingent commercial and regulatory milestone payments.
“We are very excited to complete this important transaction,” said Scott Drake, President and CEO of Spectranetics. “AngioScore meets our criteria with an exceptional strategic fit, leverageable call points, differentiated technology and clear operating efficiencies. With AngioScore now a part of our company, we have a meaningfully expanded market opportunity and a compelling product portfolio.”
AngioScore, based in Fremont, Calif., develops and markets the AngioSculpt scoring balloon technology platform, which is a differentiated, comprehensive portfolio to treat blockages in the coronary and peripheral vasculature. AngioScore’s product and distribution platforms diversify Spectranetics’ portfolio while expanding physicians’ options to treat critical limb ischemia (CLI), in-stent restenosis (ISR), calcified lesions and chronic total occlusions (CTO).
Spectranetics develops, manufactures, markets and distributes single-use medical devices used in minimally invasive procedures within the cardiovascular system. The Company’s products are sold in over 40 countries and are used to treat arterial blockages in the heart and legs, and the removal of pacemaker and defibrillator leads.
The Company’s Vascular Intervention (VI) products include a range of laser catheters for ablation of blockages in arteries above and below the knee. The Company also markets support catheters to facilitate crossing of peripheral and coronary arterial blockages, and retrograde access and guidewire retrieval devices used in the treatment of peripheral arterial blockages, including chronic total occlusions. The Company markets aspiration and cardiac laser catheters to treat blockages in the heart.
The Lead Management (LM) product line includes excimer laser sheaths, dilator sheaths, mechanical sheaths and accessories for the removal of pacemaker and defibrillator cardiac leads.
For more information, visit www.spectranetics.com.
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