GE completes purchase of Vital Signs

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GE Healthcare has completed the acquisition of Vital Signs, a provider of medical products applicable to a range of care areas such as anesthesia, respiratory, sleep therapy and emergency medicine.

In July, GE announced its intentions to purchase Vital Signs, predicting accurately that transaction would close in the 2008 fourth quarter.

The Totowa, N.J.-Vital Signs single-patient use products offer patient care features, including reducing the likelihood of transmitting infections from one patient to another.

GE said that Vital Signs will become part of its healthcare sector’s clinical systems business, a provider of technologies for patient monitoring, anesthesia delivery and acute respiratory care.