Today, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced an agreement to acquire Devoro Medical, Inc., developer of the WOLF Thrombectomy® Platform. The innovative non-console and lytic-free WOLF technology targets and rapidly capture blood clots using finger-like prongs that retrieve and remove thrombi in the arterial and venous systems.
“The addition of the WOLF platform advances our efforts to ensure physicians have the right tools to improve procedural efficiencies,” said Jeff Mirviss, executive vice president and president, Peripheral Interventions, Boston Scientific. “Clot management remains a core focus of our business, and upon commercialization, this highly differentiated technology will complement and expand our offerings to a full suite of interventional strategies for thromboembolic, which also includes the EkoSonic™ Endovascular System (EKOS) and the AngioJet™ Thrombectomy System.”
Boston Scientific has been a strategic investor in Devoro Medical since 2019 and currently holds an equity stake of approximately 16 percent. As a result, the transaction consists of an upfront payment of approximately $269 million for the 84 percent stake not yet owned and up to $67 million upon achievement of certain clinical and regulatory milestones.+
“The WOLF platform is a compelling new option for physicians performing thrombectomy procedures and, importantly, it is designed to target and remove clots without damaging blood vessels, while also minimizing blood-loss, which may improve outcomes,” said Michael R. Jaff, D.O., chief medical officer and vice president of clinical affairs, technology and innovation, Peripheral Interventions, Boston Scientific. “We look forward to accelerating the progress of this platform technology so that we help patients who are dealing with these common, yet challenging health conditions.”
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On an adjusted basis, the transaction is expected to be slightly dilutive to earnings per share (EPS) in 2021, which Boston Scientific expects to offset via internal cost efficiencies and trade-offs. On a GAAP basis, the transaction will be less dilutive due to a one-time gain to be recognized at closing associated with our previously held equity interest in Devoro Medical. In 2022, the transaction is not expected to impact adjusted EPS and will be slightly dilutive on a GAAP basis due to amortization expense and acquisition-related charges. The transaction is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions.
+Preceding consideration of current equity ownership, debt, and other closing adjustments, the transaction price consists of $320 million upfront and up to $80 million upon achievement of certain clinical and regulatory milestones.
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