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From | Friday 24 January 2020

Hull firm buys California firm behind development of Tula System for tympanostomy tubes.

Hull firm Smith and Nephew has made an acquisition.

Medical manufacturing giant Smith and Nephew has acquired a US business behind an "innovative" new ear tube system.

The company has bought California-based Tusker Medical, the developer of the Tula System for tympanostomy tubes, known as ear tubes.

The Tula System enables the placement of ear tubes in a physician's office without general anaesthesia for patients six months and older.

Brad Cannon, president of sports medicine and ENT at Smith and Nephew, said: "The Tula System is a truly innovative option for physicians treating incredibly common ear conditions. It is a game-changer when treating children, removing the risk and stress of general anaesthesia for patients and caregivers."

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