“Sierra Scientific is a strong, well managed company respected by the GI community for its cutting-edge products, which deliver reliable performance. This acquisition strengthens Given Imaging’s position as the global leader in the gastroesophageal diagnostic market. With manometry, impedance, catheter pH and Bravo wireless pH products, we advance our vision of providing total world-class solutions to our GI customers’ evolving product needs. From a financial standpoint, acquiring Sierra will increase our revenue base, and ultimately profitability. It enables us to diversify our product and geographic revenues through access to additional best-in-class products, people, and manufacturing assets. We plan to offer our full product portfolio to our expanded customer base to drive broader use of all of our products.”

Given Imaging purchased Water Street’s specialty gastrodiagnostic device company, Sierra Scientific Instruments, in 2010.