Medical Device Market & Industry Briefs, April 2012
Brief summaries of recent medtech market and industry developments. This month we cover Covidien’s continuing buying spree, and other medtech M&A.
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The prospective medical device tax, the continuing decline of venture investing, pricing challenges, austerity measures in Europe, and other headwinds continued to push against the medtech industry in 2012. But emerging clinical and geographic markets, along with an active M&A market, provided the industry with some momentum.
Brief summaries of recent medtech market and industry developments. This month we cover Medtronic’s acquisition of Kanghui, Greatbatch’s new R&D center in Singapore, the outlook for the ICD/CRT market, and Cook Medical’s newly launched ENT unit.