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Swiss-based Vivior AG has developed a wearable Visual Behavior Monitor (VBM) designed to help surgical ophthalmologists determine the best treatment options for patients. The company's initial target is the $2.15bn global refractive and cataract surgery market.

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New Ortho Juggernaut: Zimmer Acquires Biomet For $13.35 Billion

Zimmer has agreed to buy Biomet by the first quarter of 2015, furthering the trend of consolidation in the $45 billion orthopedic device industry. The companies had combined revenues of $7.8 billion in 2013.

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Brief summaries of recent medtech market and industry developments. This month we cover a new GAO report that ups the pressure on the medical imaging market; Cordis Corp.'s suspension of its PFO closure device program; Atritech's PMA for stroke prevention; Zimmer's acquisition of Abbott Spine; and the US market for contraception devices and procedures.
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The Medical Device Industry's Robust Times: Are They Sustainable?

Notwithstanding an occasional blip, the environment for medical device companies has never been stronger, with robust technology development, company creation rewarded with high levels of private and venture investment, and strong M&A activity all supporting a business model that was born out of the doldrums that device companies found themselves in a decade ago. Still, there are pressures that are straining the current model and raising legitimate concerns, including physician conflict-of-interest charges; regulatory pathways that are trickier and a climate of evidence-based medicine that leads to longer, more expensive trials; and a robust M&A environment that is sustainable only if a next-generation of acquiring companies steps up. Part one of a two-part series.
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