Neovasc (NASDAQ: NVCN) and Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) this morning reported the close of their previously announced $75 million agreement in which Boston Scientific has acquired Neovasc’s advanced biologic tissue capabilities and certain manufacturing assets, as well as 11,817,000 common shares at a price of $0.60 each ($7.0 million) for a 15% equity interest in Neovasc. Per the agreement, Neovasc has been granted a license to the purchased assets and access to the facilities in order to continue its assembly activities for its remaining tissue and valve customers. Neovasc said it intends to use the proceeds of these transactions toward the ongoing litigation against CardiAQ Valve Technologies, Inc. and for general corporate purposes.
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About Neovasc Inc.
Neovasc is a specialty medical device company that develops, manufactures and markets products for the rapidly growing cardiovascular marketplace. Its products include the Neovasc Reducer™, for the treatment of refractory angina which is not currently available in the U.S. and has been available in Europe since 2015 and the Tiara™, for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease, which is currently under investigation in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The Company also sells a line of advanced biological tissue products that are used as key components in third-party medical products including transcatheter heart valves. For more information, visit: www.neovasc.com
About Boston Scientific
Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit www.bostonscientific.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook.
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