NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Merit Medical Systems this week agreed to purchase certain assets from Becton Dickinson in connection with BD's proposed acquisition of CR Bard. Merit's proposed asset acquisition is subject to the closing of BD's proposed acquisition of Bard as well as other usual and customary closing conditions. The assets to be acquired are soft tissue core needle biopsy products currently sold by BD under the trade names of Achieve Programmable Automatic Biopsy System, Temno Biopsy System, and Tru-Cut Biopsy Needles.

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