SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

October 20, 2008 07:00 ET

St. Jude Medical Resurrects Former Guidant Plant to Produce Pacemakers in Puerto Rico, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- St. Jude Medical Incorporated (NYSE:STJ) (St. Paul, Minnesota) has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin producing pacemakers and cardiac leads at a new plant in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Operating under the company's St. Jude Medical Puerto Rico B.V. division, the site was purchased in 2007 from Guidant, following that company's purchase by Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) (Natick, Massachusetts).

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