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.
ESC 2020 roundup – Amarin touts plaque data as appeal looms
A virtual ESC sees Vascepa’s plaque reduction, Ionis’s second-gen candidates and Medtronic’s cryoblation win.
Bracco’s Blue Earth buy boosts Syncona
Syncona might have hoped for a bigger payday with the prostate imaging specialist, but it has plenty more irons in the fire.
J&J’s Auris buy looks like a Verb swerve
Johnson & Johnson’s $3.4bn move for the robotic surgery specialist Auris Health could be bad news for its Verb Surgical joint venture.