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The US Veterans Administration is attracting more interest from drugmakers seeking to grow their foothold in the lucrative – but scientifically challenging – market for CNS disorders. The allure comes from VA’s strong analytics and data crunching capabilities as well as its investigatory and trial management expertise in high-profile areas like traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress and major depression.
Manufacturers bracing for CMS' new mandatory bundled payment program for total hip and knee replacement surgery may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as hospitals are expected to target post-acute-care rather than implants to bring down costs. Amid these changes, orthopedic manufacturers are helping hospitals address bundled payments by developing innovative solutions that improve procedural efficiencies, recovery times, costs and patient outcomes, including outpatient total joint surgery, robotics, custom implants, and patient-specific instrumentation.
Derived from Strategic Transactions, Informa’s premium source for tracking life sciences deal activity, the Dealmaking column is a survey of recent health care transactions listed by relevant industry segment – In Vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals – and then categorized by type – Acquisition, Alliance, or Financing. This month’s column covers deals announced in March 2016.
The Smartpatch from SPR Therapeutics LLC stimulates the peripheral nerves that carry the pain signal to the central nervous system. The minimally invasive and reversible neurostimulation system can remain implanted for up to 60 days, offering therapy to patients in acute as well as chronic pain.
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