A beautiful autumn for Covid-19 test makers
Though orthopaedics companies have begun to recover from the second quarter’s horrors, it is clear that the third quarter belongs to the diagnostics specialists.
US cuts fees for Covid-19 tests
Slower labs are to be paid less for Covid-19 tests, but will the move actually speed things up?
Orthopaedics companies’ nightmare quarter
The Covid-19 pandemic has scythed vast sums from joint makers’ Q2 sales. But Medtronic’s summer earnings were better than those for its spring quarter.
Covid-19 antibody tests face a very specific problem
With the prevalence of coronavirus infection running at about 5%, test manufacturers and regulators alike will have to guard against false positives.
Few groups have developed Covid-19 diagnostics – but this will change
The FDA is loosening its rules on the authorisation of diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus, but it is still some way behind Europe.
Who will buy Qiagen?
The Dutch group is ripe for a takeover, and while Thermo Fisher has to be the likeliest candidate for acquirer there are a number of potentially interested parties.
The contrasting fortunes of Envista and Smiledirectclub
Two dental companies go public inside a week, with very different results.
The extremes converge in big medtech’s hiring practices
Intuitive Surgical makes the most money per employee – but the title of “most improved” goes to Philips.