Few big bangs in a quiet year for medtech mergers
J&J's $17bn swoop for Abiomed accounted for 42% of medtech M&A spend last year.
Big medtechs’ efficiency starts to recover from Covid
Orthopaedics and cardiology groups start to improve in terms of sales per employee, but Covid test makers do better still.
Medtech bleeds corporate venture cash
Overall venture investment in the sector remains steady, but the big strategics back off.
TCT 2022 – Edwards tries to Clasp an opportunity
The Pascal valve repair device boasts a pivotal hit and US approval, but can it compete?
Medtech takes on pain
Attempts to treat pain with non-opioid drugs have ended in repeated failures – but device makers have met with greater success.
Device approvals drop, but the FDA has a plan
Increased headcount should allow the FDA to up the number of approvals – but not quite yet.
Medtech research spending set to slow in 2022
And some diagnostics groups are forecast to actually cut R&D outlay this year as the pandemic eases.