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DePuy Synthes Acquiring ME1000 Surgical Impactor -

DePuy Synthes signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Medical Enterprises Distribution, developer of the automated ME1000™ Surgical Impactor for use in hip replacement. The transaction is slated to close in 2Q18; terms were not disclosed. The battery-powered ME1000 automates bone preparation, implant assembly and positioning, and replaces the handheld mallet. It is intended to support more consistent clinical outcomes and reduce surgeon fatigue/injury. DePuy plans to develop the technology for a range of orthopaedic procedures. (DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, 5/14/18)