January 23, 2019 / 7:44 AM / 24 days ago

J&J eyeing surgical robotics firm Auris Health -Bbg

Jan 23 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is pursuing an acquisition of surgical robotics firm Auris Health Inc, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

J&J is seeking to purchase Auris at a premium to the valuation from its latest funding round that valued the company at $2 billion, Bloomberg reported bloom.bg/2RG9kwA.

The final deal has not been reached and there is no certainty that the deliberations will lead to a sale of Auris, according to Bloomberg.

J&J and Auris could not be immediately reached for comment. (Reporting by Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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