Joaquin Duato, J&J CEO (Amir Hamja/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

J&J ac­quires Cal­i­for­nia med­ical de­vice com­pa­ny for $400M

John­son & John­son put down $400 mil­lion up­front to ac­quire Lam­i­nar, a med­ical de­vice com­pa­ny fo­cused on re­duc­ing the risk of stroke for pa­tients with an ir­reg­u­lar heart­beat.

The deal comes a cou­ple months af­ter John­son & John­son de­buted a new vi­su­al iden­ti­ty fol­low­ing the spin­off of its con­sumer unit Ken­vue, “unit­ing” its medtech and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal units un­der the par­ent J&J brand. CEO Joaquin Du­a­to called it a “next era” for J&J, in which the two seg­ments are “more con­nect­ed” to the brand.

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