1. Cordis Corporation Acquires LuMend, Inc.

    Warren, NJ (September 28, 2005) – Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company, today announced the acquisition of LuMend, Inc., a privately held company focused on the development of chronic total occlusion (CTO) devices to treat peripheral vascular disease. A CTO is a complete or partial blockage of an artery that can lead to surgery or lower extremity amputation. Symptoms of an occlusion in the lower limbs, the most common location, are similar to other types of vessel blockages, and may include leg pain, limping, inability to walk and sores and infections that won't heal. Treatments for CTOs range from medication ...
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