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Advanced Bionics Corporation to Be Acquired by Sonova  
11/9/2009 12:09:54 PM

VALENCIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced Bionics (AB), the only U.S.-based manufacturer of cochlear implants (or “bionic ears”), announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Sonova Holding AG, the world’s leading provider of hearing systems. Pending regulatory and shareholder approval, the transaction is expected to close within the next three months. The acquisition represents a strategic expansion into the area of cochlear implants for the Sonova Group, enabling the group to offer a comprehensive range of solutions for hearing loss.
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