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Shareholders in Mindray Medical voted to approve the $3.3 billion proposal that would see the Chinese medical device company’s managers take it private.
Mindray said the $28-per-share deal is expected to close in March. Some 77.3% of the total outstanding shares were voted in the poll, with 82.6% of those voting to approve the transaction. Read more
Alfred Mann, a medical device entrepreneur who helped develop several groundbreaking technologies, died at age 90, shortly after stepping down from a pair of companies he founded.
Mann founded 17 companies over his 70-year career, in industries ranging from aerospace to medtech, according to the L.A. Times. Read more
Abbott warned surgeons earlier this month about a potential issue with its MitraClip after receiving 9 reports of problems that led to surgical interventions.
In a Feb. 4 urgent field safety notice, Abbott Vascular said the reports indicated that the delivery system for the MitraClip device, which is designed to repair the heart’s mitral valve, malfunctioned during implantation procedures. In 1 of the cases the patient died after the procedure due to “severe comorbidities,” according to the notice. Read more