ABBOTT PARK, Ill., September 22 — Abbott today announced it has completed the acquisition of Bigfoot Biomedical, a leader in developing smart insulin management systems for people with diabetes.
The transaction expands Abbott’s presence in diabetes care, building on its world-leading FreeStyle Libre® portfolio of continuous glucose monitoring technology and furthering the company’s efforts to develop connected solutions for making diabetes management even more personal and precise.
Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, upon completion of the acquisition, Bigfoot became a wholly owned subsidiary of Abbott. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
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