Millennium Research Group's Cardiovascular Division Manager Available to Comment on Covidien's Announcement That It Will Acquire ev3

Jun 02, 2010, 08:07 ET from Millennium Research Group

WALTHAM, Mass., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Research Group's (MRG's) Cardiovascular Division Manager, Stephanie LaBelle, is available to offer extensive expertise on today's announcement that Covidien PLC will acquire ev3 for $2.6 billion.  

"Covidien's announcement of its plans to acquire ev3 reflects the company's ongoing efforts to maximize its position in the cardiovascular device market," says Ms. LaBelle.  "In particular, it will secure Covidien's position in the market for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease, which is a nice complement to previous acquisitions—VNUS Medical Technologies and Bacchus Vascular—that were focused on the treatment of venous disease."

Ms. LaBelle is available to comment on:

  • How ev3's product lines complement Covidien's current device portfolio

  • How the acquisition will impact other competitors in the peripheral vascular device market

  • The impact on Covidien as a leading competitor in the cardiovascular device market

  • The potential effect on technology in the interventional neuroradiology device market

MRG's global vascular expertise covers devices used in the treatment of peripheral artery disease, chronic venous insufficiency, venous thromboembolism, intracranial aneurysms, neurovascular abnormalities, and more. MRG is the global authority on medical technology market intelligence.

To arrange an interview with Ms. LaBelle, please contact Amy Krohn at 416-364-7776 ext. 101 or

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