LABORIE Medical Technologies, a global developer and manufacturer of medical diagnostics and devices in the pelvic health and gastroenterology market, has agreed to acquire Cogentix Medical Inc. in a stock transaction valued at $214 million.
“The acquisition of Cogentix advances our strategy to invest in leading technologies that provide product and channel scale to LABORIE’S existing Urology Strategic Business Unit (SBU) diagnostic and therapeutic portfolio, particularly in the areas of OAB (overactive bladder) and SUI (stress urinary incontinence),” said Michael Frazzette, President & CEO of LABORIE Medical Technologies, in a statement. “The addition of Cogentix’s suite of technology will significantly expand LABORIE’S therapeutic offering, thereby providing customers and their patients with comprehensive, clinically-relevant solutions along the disease treatment continuum.”
Key Cogentix products include:
- Urgent PC Neuromodulation System – non-drug, non-surgical treatment for OAB and associated symptoms of urinary urgency, urinary frequency and urge incontinence. Delivers percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), a recommended therapy in the American Urological Association (AUA) and Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) OAB diagnosis and treatment guidelines.
- PrimeSight Cystoscopy System & EndoSheath – Cystoscopy system combined with a single-use, protective barrier with an integrated working channel. Using PrimeSight with the EndoSheath protective barrier eliminates the need for high-level disinfection between every procedure and provides a significant workflow benefit to urologists performing cystoscopies.
- Macroplastique – Injectable, soft-tissue bulking agent used to treat female SUI primarily due to intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Macroplastique stabilizes and “bulks” the submucosa tissue of the urethra in a minimally invasive procedure, providing the surrounding muscles with increased capability to control the flow of urine.
“We are very pleased to be joining LABORIE. We share a strong passion for providing novel solutions to our customers and their patients who suffer from OAB and SUI,” said Darin Hammers, Cogentix President & CEO, in a statement.