WILMINGTON,PPD introduced its latest division, PPD Medical Device, on Monday.

The group, which is part of PPD Development, will provide services such stent development and devices for interventional cardiology, neurology and orthopedics.

The launch of the division represents the completion of the acquisition PPD made last year of Eminent Research Systems.

“The rate of innovation in the medical device area holds substantial opportunities for business growth,” says Fred Eshelman, chief executive officer of PPD. “Our launch of PPD Medical Device enhances our ability to strengthen and expand our franchise in this important market.”

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