Siemens Healthineers’ Acquisition of Epocal from Alere


Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice advised Siemens on the antitrust authorization process.

Siemens Healthineers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epocal Inc., a subsidiary of Alere Inc. Epocal Inc. develops and provides point-of-care blood diagnostic systems for healthcare enterprises, including the epoc® Blood Analysis System, a handheld, wireless testing solution. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

The epoc® Blood Analysis System is a handheld, wireless testing solution that provides blood gas, electrolyte and metabolite results near the patient in approximately 30 seconds after sample introduction. The epoc® Blood Analysis System is comprised of the epoc® room-temperature stable BGEM test card, epoc® reader and epoc® host2 mobile computer. Each single-use epoc® BGEM test card features smartcard technology with a full menu of tests on one card.

Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice advised Siemens with Tito Amaral de Andrade (Picture) and Thalita Novo.

Involved fees earner: Tito Amaral de Andrade – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice; Thalita Novo – Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice;

Law Firms: Machado, Meyer, Sendacz e Opice;

Clients: Siemens Healthcare;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti.