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Siemens buys Epocal from Alere

July 26, 2017Siemens Healthineers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epocal, a subsidiary of Alere. Epocal develops and provides point-of-care blood diagnostic systems for health care enterprises, including the Epoc Blood Analysis System, a handheld, wireless testing solution. The transaction is subject to the completion of Abbott’s acquisition of Alere, as well as antitrust approvals and other customary closing conditions. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We want to help our customers innovate care delivery. As one of the market leaders in blood gas, the acquisition of the epoc product line will enable us to provide the right solution in the right setting, all from one partner,” Peter Koerte, president of point of care diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, said in a statement. “The epoc product line will seamlessly integrate with our digital ecosystem offering customers the broadest solution available in the market. The acquisition complements our existing offerings in the point of care diagnostics space, with a view to provide customers globally with a full range of blood gas solutions.”

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