The 10 largest medical device companies in the world

Mergers & acquisitions continue to change the medical device landscape, as reflected in Medical Design & Outsourcing’s new Big 100 list. We pulled financial regulatory filings and reached out to major companies in some cases to create a list of the 100 largest medical device companies in the world, ranked by annual revenue for their

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The 20 largest medical device companies in the world

When it comes to the largest medical device companies, it’s a changing cast of players – as demonstrated once again in Medical Design & Outsourcing’s latest Big 100 list. We pulled financial regulatory filings and reached out to major companies in some cases to create a list of the 100 largest medical device companies in

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Eastridge Workforce Solutions acquires Operon Resource Management

Eastridge Workforce Solutions (San Diego, Calif.) recently announced that it has acquired Operon Resource Management (Lowell, Mass.). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Operon’s medical device recruitment solutions will add on to Eastridge’s history of helping medtech manufacturers with their workforces. The clients from both companies will have access to specialized services that

Webinar: How late 2017 has changed medtech – Oct. 11

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST       When it comes to news out of the U.S. government: one word could sum up what it means for the medical device industry: “uncertainty.” It was true at the start of 2017. And it is even truer today. The effort to

Resilience Capital Partners creates Innovatus Imaging

Private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners recently announced that one of its funds has acquired three medical device service and manufacturing units, allowing the firm to establish a presence in the healthcare industry. The financial details of the deals were not disclosed. The firm acquired the Multi Vendor Service (MVS) unit of Bayer’s radiology business, Wetsco,

Heraeus Medical Components acquires Biotectix

Heraeus Medical Components is acquiring conductive polymer materials maker Biotectix. The deal, announced yesterday, will allow Heraeus to boost its medical electrode coating capabilities. Better electrode coatings equal better performance of sensing and stimulation electrodes used in diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We constantly work with our medical

Resonetics acquires Aduro Laser

Resonetics announced that it has acquired Aduro Laser. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Grayson Beck and Demian Backs, who have created raving fans with Aduro’s disruptive business model,” Tom Burns, Resonetics’ CEO, said. “We share a similar culture with an emphasis on innovation, speed

Why the medtech contract manufacturing M&A trend isn’t slowing down

Consolidation is increasingly shaping the medical device industry, but what about players on the other side of the fence? Contract manufacturing partners to OEMs are seeing their own abundance of M&A as larger players look to expand their influence and keep up with increasing demand. Over the past four years, the medical device industry has

Sterimed acquires stake in ATH Medical

Sterimed announced that it has bought a 70% stake in ATH Medical. Geoffrey Broninx, founder of ATH Medical, will have the remaining 30% stake in the company. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. ATH Medical creates traceability solutions for healthcare centers. It is known for its WhiteReader and Ancitrak products that help

Want to sell your medtech startup? Be one of these three things

Peter Stebbins meets with a lot of medtech startups as medical device transactions lead at Johnson & Johnson Innovation in Boston. Often, they could benefit from a better grasp of what a buyer is looking for. “It’s not infrequent that someone with an idea perceives it should make sense to J&J, but they don’t understand where our

Why you should care about intellectual property

What do early-stage companies really need to focus on? Patent attorney David Dykeman says, first and foremost, that its intellectual property protection. Dykeman –who co-chairs Greenberg Traurig’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group – will speak at DeviceTalks Boston on October 2. We asked him to give us some ideas on the important issues surrounding medtech

Qosina buys Alpha Industries

Qosina announced that it has acquired Alpha Industries (Clearwater, Fla.). The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Alpha Industries’ adds its plastic forceps, clamps and bowls as an extension to Qosina’s current OEM components offerings. “With this acquisition, Qosina continues to expand its product line, which reinforces its position as a global leader

Avalign Technologies acquires Thortex and Millennium Surgical

Avalign Technologies announced that is has acquired Thortex and Millennium Surgical. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Thortex provides precision manufacturing, porous coatings and metal injection solutions to the medical device market. It has porous coating solutions for titanium and cobalt-chrome orthopedic implants and manufacturing and engineering technologies for medical device OEMs.

GVS buys Kuss Filtration

Microfiltration company GVS announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire Kuss Filtration from Industrial Opportunity Partners. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Under the terms of the acquisition, GVS and Kuss will work together to enter the micro filtration and automotive markets. “GVS has high expectations for this new

GW Plastics acquires Ireland-based Avenue Mould Solutions

GW Plastics said today that it has bought Avenue Mould Solutions, a precision mold building, machining, and injection molding company based in Sligo, Ireland. The deal enables GW Plastics to have precision mold-making and advanced manufacturing capabilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “GW Plastics is thrilled to