FTC Approves Appointment of Interim Monitor and Interim Monitor Agreement in Matter of Getinge AB/Datascope Corporation

– The FTC has approved the appointment of Quantic Regulatory Services, LLC as the interim monitor in the matter concerning Getinge AB’s acquisition of Datascope Corporation, and also has approved the related interim monitor agreement. On January 29, 2009, the Commission voted to accept a consent order resolving the anticompetitive concerns related to the proposed acquisition. Under the terms of the decision and order, the Commission may appoint an interim monitor to ensure the respondents’ compliance with its terms. Through the action announced today, the Commission has exercised that option. Quantic’s president, R. Owen Richards, is a highly qualified expert on FDA regulatory matters who has successfully served as interim monitor in previous FTC matters.

The Commission vote approving the interim monitor and the related interim monitor agreement was 3-0, with Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour recused. (FTC File No. 091-0000; the staff contact is Daniel P. Ducore, Bureau of Competition, 202-326-2526; see press release dated January 29, 2009, at http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2009/01/getinge.shtm.)

Copies of the documents mentioned in this release are available from the FTC’s Web site at http://www.ftc.gov and from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20580. Call toll-free: 1-877-FTC-HELP.

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