Covid-19 takes its toll on medtechs’ efficiency
Staffing levels changed little across 2020 as M&A slowed – but sales are another story.
Philips sinks beneath the foam
A bad situation gets worse – again – and rivals seek to capitalise.
Medtech’s haves and have-nots
Medtronic’s quarterly results yesterday might presage a recovery, and some groups are in dire need of one.
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.
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 divides the biggest medtechs
Success or failure on the stock markets this year depended almost entirely on whether a company’s devices could be used to treat coronavirus patients.
The scramble to reinvent the ventilator
As Smiths Group delays its split partly so it can focus on ventilator production, the US FDA grants emergency authorisation to other breathing devices to treat Covid-19.