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Stryker shoots down story of Boston Scientific merger

A Stryker exhibit of joint replacement implants.
Stryker is known for making joint replacement devices. Photo: Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

Medical device company Stryker said in a filing this morning it "is not in discussions with Boston Scientific Corporation regarding a potential acquisition."

The big picture: The atypical statement comes in response to the Wall Street Journal story citing sources who said Stryker was mulling a potential takeover of Boston Scientific. While the statement says Stryker isn't in any current talks, that doesn't mean the company won't pursue Boston Scientific in the future.

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