Slowly, But Surely, Gyrus Builds a Specialty Surgery Business
Over the past two years, UK-based Gyrus Group has been transforming from an electromedical business built on its PlasmaKinetic technology into a more focused surgical device play focusing on tissue management and, more specifically, head and neck surgery.
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