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EndoChoice Acquires Nashville Endoscope Repair Company

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.―EndoChoice, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Interactive Optics, Inc., a Nashville-based endoscope repair company. Founded in 1997, Interactive Optics has been an EndoChoice partner for the past four years, EndoChoice reported.

Financial details of the transaction were not released.

"This was a strategic acquisition for EndoChoice as we broaden our range of quality services and products for the endoscopy professional," said Mark Gilreath, EndoChoice CEO and founder. "The technicians at Interactive Optics are simply the best in the industry, and we are pleased these professionals are joining the EndoChoice team."

Interactive Optics has an established national customer base, which it services from a state-of-the-art facility in Nashville, according to EndoChoice. The endoscope repair functions will remain in Nashville after the acquisition.

Bergein (Gene) Overholt, MD, MACP, MACG, FASGE of Gastrointestinal Associates, P.C. in Knoxville, Tenn., is a customer of both EndoChoice and Interactive Optics. "This acquisition is a positive event for the GI world," he said. "Both organizations have dedicated personnel and a deep understanding of the needs of GI. The integration of the two will create a stronger entity providing the high-quality, high-demand services and products that GI ASCs need."

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