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Medtronic Looks to Strengthen Spine with Osteotech Purchase

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Medtronic, struggling to hold onto its sizable share of the shrinking spinal market, made a bid for publicly traded Osteotech, a maker of a demineralized bone matrix agent that will broaden the company's regenerative product portfolio.

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