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Boston Scientific acquires Silk Road Medical

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Published:19th Jun 2024

Boston Scientific Corporation announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Silk Road Medical, Inc., a medical device company that has developed an innovative platform of products to prevent stroke in patients with carotid artery disease through a minimally invasive procedure called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)

The purchase price is $27.50 per share, reflecting an enterprise value of approximately $1.16 billion. Carotid artery disease is the cause of one-third of all strokes and a condition in which the carotid arteries in the neck become narrowed or blocked due to the buildup of plaque.ii Treatment options for this disease include medical therapy management, placement of a stent, or surgery to reduce the risk of stroke. The TCAR procedure involves accessing the carotid artery through a small incision in the neck and temporarily reversing blood flow away from the brain to prevent plaque from dislodging and causing a stroke. A stent is then placed at the site of the blockage for long-term plaque stabilization and future stroke prevention

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