General Electric, Stamford, Conn., has completed its acquisition of Vital Signs Inc., Totowa, N.J. for $860 million.

Following the closing of the merger, Vital Signs is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of GE.

Vital Signs design, manufacture, and market primarily single-patient-use medical products for the anesthesia and respiratory/critical care markets, as well as devices and services for the diagnosis and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea.