FTC Seeks More Info On Thoratec, HeartWare Merger

Law360, New York (March 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has requested additional information from medical device maker Thoratec Corp. regarding its proposed $282 million acquisition of HeartWare International Inc., a manufacturer of miniature implantable heart pumps.

Thoratec and HeartWare revealed Thursday that they had received second request notices from the FTC and called the requests “a standard part of the full regulatory process.”

“The companies are gathering information to respond promptly to the second request and are cooperating fully with the FTC in connection with its review,” Thoratec said in...
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