Catherine Longworth is a reporter covering commercial and R&D developments in the medtech industry. A graduate of St. George's, University of London, Catherine holds a BSc in Biomedical Science. Before joining Informa, she worked in the editorial team at Pharmaceutical Press, the publishing division of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, where she wrote and edited for a number of pharmaceutical publications. After gaining experience in the world of scientific publishing, Catherine took the leap to study a postgraduate qualification in journalism. During the course, she carried out placements with local London newspapers, writing general news and building her portfolio by reporting on a wide range of current affairs such as the European migrant crisis, political protests and the London mayoral election. Catherine is passionate about human rights and is fascinated by the innovative nature of the medtech industry and the healthcare advances that have the greatest benefit to mankind. She lives in London and loves music, arts, travel, writing, reading and is always happy to receive recommendations for books or places to travel!
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Latest From Catherine Longworth
With Johnson & Johnson bowing out of the diabetes device market, US firm CeQur has benefited from by securing assets from the health-care giant's Calibra Medical insulin delivery device business.
Medtech M&A activity waned in June, with the market showing signs of a summer slump. Twelve acquisitions were announced and closed during the month, a dip in activity compared to the 21 deals recorded in the same period last year, and the 17 recorded in May.
Clinical diagnostics firm Novacyt's M&A growth strategy is underway with the company announcing a bargain deal to buy the infectious disease business of Omega Diagnostics.
Following the presentation of results from a randomized trial, Reapplix is ramping up its commercial operations with the hire of a new US president to lead sales of its wound-healing platform, LeucoPatch.