Boston Scientific Wins FTC Clearance For £3.3B BTG Deal

Law360 (August 7, 2019, 6:44 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission cleared Boston Scientific Corp.’s planned £3.3 billion ($4.2 billion) purchase of U.K.-based BTG PLC Wednesday after the company agreed to sell a cancer-treatment product line and other assets to Varian Medical Systems.

The FTC said the sale of Boston Scientific’s drug-eluting bead business and a complementary product line will help restore competition eliminated by the BTG purchase. Boston Scientific and BTG are currently the U.S.'s two largest suppliers of the microscopic polymer beads, which are used to treat liver cancers and other conditions by blocking the blood supply to tumors while delivering a chemotherapy agent.

“Eliminating the...

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