The top medtech stories of early 2017

medtech M&A

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Medtech M&A deals continue

Mergers and acquisitions continue at a strong pace among medical device companies, as well as the contract manufacturers that supply them. Perhaps the most notable M&A story involves a potential deal that has not been officially confirmed yet: Medtronic’s reported interest in selling its $5 billion medical supplies business.

Here are other M&A stories from the first quarter of 2017 that are worth noting:


DeviceTalks West: Expertise you need to know

textadimage Medical device suppliers are light years away from the days when they merely filled orders to spec for medtech OEMs – as a visit to the upcoming DeviceTalks West will quickly confirm.

From incorporating steerability into catheters to getting validation and testing done right, the companies serving the medical device industry have become specialized experts in their own right.

Read on to discover five example of medical device expertise to be had at DeviceTalks West, which runs Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif.

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