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Finance Watch: Mega-Rounds Make A Comeback, But Will VC Funding Totals Rise Too?
Private Company Edition: Venture capital mega-rounds of $100m or more held steady in April after a slow January and February then a surge in March, but VC fundraising is down overall this year. In recent raises, Enveda series B expanded to $119m, Vedanta brought in $106.5m and Convergent raised $90m.
Hasten, Orbital Raise 2023’s Biggest Venture Capital Rounds Days Apart
Hasten brought in $315m, and Orbital garnered $270m, but while multiple venture firms have raised large new funds, Q1 saw the lowest amount of biopharma VC fundraising in a single quarter since 2019.
Medtechs Bet On Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
The success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement has generated optimism that the much larger pool of mitral regurgitation patients can be similarly served. While big strategics bet on replacement, however, other companies are betting on repair, developing less invasive devices inspired by an array of established mitral valve surgical repair techniques.
Despite Unknowns, Companies Bet On Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Amid the success of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), strategic acquisitions of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) companies and the success of mitral valve repair device MitraClip, a group of companies are developing a number of minimally invasive options to repair mitral valves. Whether minimally invasive repair, replacement, or some combination will emerge as the best option for patients with mitral regurgitation remains unclear, and insiders say this road will be rockier than it was for TAVR.
- Implantable Devices
Surgical Equipment & Devices
- Minimally or Less Invasive
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- Guided Delivery Systems
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