Abbott CEO says interested in acquiring more medical devices

Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:03pm EDT

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(Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories <ABT.N) said on Monday it is interested in bolstering its line of medical devices, but it was becoming increasingly difficult to find appropriate and affordable products.

Chief Executive Officer Miles White, in a conference call with industry analysts, said Abbott is interested in acquiring new medical optics and other products.

(Reporting by Ransdell Pierson; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)